Health & Social Care

We end loneliness and isolation - you can too

Debbie Barnaby formed Falkirk-based B-Friends after the death of her friend on the understanding no-one should live without company and care in their lives

26th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Real Lives: I won’t allow cancer to consume my whole family

Geraldine Wellington, a mum of five, has cancer for the second time. She says the Beatson Cancer Charity is once again helping her and her family manage

3rd April 2017 by TFN Guest

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A new approach to mental health is needed

Carolyn Lochhead says there is a still fight to be had over the ask once get help fast approach to mental health despite the government’s commitment to it

3rd April 2017 by TFN Guest

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It’s agonising hearing my mum cry but it’s 3am and I have two essays to finish

Keith Burns on the often distressing and impossible difficulty of juggling being a student and a carer

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why I am making a marathon effort for charity

Michael McGuire is getting ready to take part in his sixth marathon. He took up running after his son was stillborn and has since raised thousands for charity.

21st March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Life’s journey will end in death – we need to face that

Jacklyn Calvard is good at dealing with death – just not her own

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real life: If you had met me when I was little you wouldn’t believe what I do now

Alexander Warren has additional support needs (ASN). He uses his experience to deliver ASN training and workshops to organisations

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charity run is inspiring me to get fit after the death of my mum, dad and grandmother

Mandy Allan of East Lothian has set her sights on running the River Ness 5K to raise money for charity after the loss of her mum, dad and grandmother to cancer

24th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Could Scotland be a global pioneer in public services?

Jenny Brotchie argues that Scotland is in a strong position to lead the way in robust evidence-based participative public services

24th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Care sector is on the brink of crisis

Brian Logan, chief executive of Bield says care sector faces fight of our generation as funding cuts and an ageing population take their toll

11th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson reflects on what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring

10th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: a kidney is a small price to pay, says wife

Gill Redmond donated a kidney to her husband Mark just six months ago, now they are doing the Etape Loch Ness to prove that life goes on after organ donation

9th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Social care: the nanny state must retreat

Martin Sime says social care must be completely rethought

15th December 2016 by TFN

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Laying the foundations of a housing programme for disabled

Pennie Taylor on why we must address the crisis in disabled housing

6th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Mind, Body and Facebook – do you want eternal life in the cloud?

Jacklyn Calvard encourages a good digital death to make sure you don't live on in the cloud long after you are sitting on a cloud

5th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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How the social care sector can stay strong and weather the storm

Theresa Shearer says the social care sector can emerge stronger, despite the problems which beset it

25th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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The value of the personal touch

​Gerry O'Sullivan says that the most valuable part of his time at Bield was seeing the difference the charity has made first hand

16th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Scottish Older People’s Assembly helps raise voices

SOPA seeks to represent the issues that directly affect older people

16th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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