Health & Social Care

Carers struggle with mental and physical health

New research released for Carers Week 2018 has shown that many carers fear for the future

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The UK in 2018: a submerged nation of the poor made destitute by design

A toxic brew of benefit cuts, sanctions and high rental costs has pushed masses of people into destitution

8th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Leading Scottish HIV charity faces fight for survival

HIV Scotland is locked in talks with the Scottish Government, having seen its initial bid for annual funding knocked back

8th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Efforts of Scottish volunteers celebrated

Organisations took the time to recognise their helpers during Volunteers' Week

8th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Healthcare charity hails amazing appeal success

The generosity of the public was hailed as a Scottish charity celebrated the success of a fundraising appeal

7th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Education bosses must do more to encourage disabled students

The One in Five campaign met with education bosses for talks this week, having highlighted a gap in disability admissions

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Poll: should families do more for those who need care?

Poll: should families do more for those who need care?

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Families should help out more with social care, say Edinburgh health bosses

Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) will consult on plans which aim to see people receive greater support from their families

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s first dementia friendly park created

Kings Park in Stirling has been given a makeover to ensure it is more accessible

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity to hold day out for 1000 children

Quarriers' Summer Appeal - which aims to give special experiences to vulnerable children - is returning for a fifth outing

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity opens new press after a century at previous base

Royal Blind has said the new braille press will help those with sight difficulties, and has also allowed it to expand its workforce

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Childline in volunteer appeal

The support service's Glasgow base needs a further 85 volunteers to ensure it can meet demand for advice

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Iron Man takes on the Celtic Curse

Kevin Kane on his battle with haemochromatosis

6th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Cuts row as sleepovers are set to be axed

Social care bosses have said technology will keep people safe overnight, but the move has been made amid rising wage costs for carers

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health waiting times a “national disgrace”

The majority of the country's health boards missed targets to provide children with specialist support - which has angered a campaign group

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Thousands of Scots face social care debt

More than 15,000 people fell into debt as they tried to pay their care costs, a GMB union investigation has revealed

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social care contributes billions to the Scottish economy

Social care is the eighth biggest employment sector - and the average wage is higher for workers than in other parts of the UK

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bield care home saved by local provider

Residents and staff at one closure threatened Bield care home are celebrating it being bought over by a local private company

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Thousands make dementia pledge

At the start of Dementia Awareness Week, Alzheimer Scotland has revealed 60,000 people have made the commitment to becoming Dementia Friends

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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