Health & Social Care

Drug deaths should be preventable

Marlene Taylor reflects on statistics which showed that drug-related deaths are on the rise

13th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Is it discriminatory to label people as brain damaged?

Dan Mushens examines whether it is correct to use the term alcohol related brain damage

13th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Families pay a huge emotional toll fighting asbestos

Phyllis Craig says companies defending asbestos-related claims are putting families through untold distress

8th August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Heroin isn’t cool – why teens are turning to cocaine

Andrew Horne on why Addaction is hearing from younger and younger cocaine users and how charities need to use innovative ways to reach them

19th July 2018 by TFN Staff

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Recovery can create real change for those battling alcohol addiction

Dan Mushens speaks to Eric, who is living with the effects of alcohol related brain damage

19th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Mixed feelings about social care sleep-over ruling

Edel Harris is relieved not to be facing a crippling back-pay bill but says social care workers must be valued more highly

17th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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There from the start – the Royal Voluntary Service has shaped the NHS for 70 years

Catherine Johnstone on how RVS volunteers shifted their efforts from war to supporting the newly formed NHS, and are still there 70 years later

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Chief Encounters: Carl Hodson, Fife Society for the Blind

The charity boss does not like surprises at work but believes being scared can deliver positive energy

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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New approach to tackling drugs is urgently needed

Justina Murray says we need a new strengths-based approach to drug-related deaths

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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We can turn the tide of Scotland’s drug death shame

David Liddell, Scottish Drugs Forum CEO, says Scotland's record number of drug-related deaths can be addressed through better support and resources

3rd July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Keeping our eyes open for child suffering

Anne Houston urges us to be alert for at risk children in our communities during the school holidays

2nd July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Welcome decline in suicides masks concerning male increases

James Jopling, Samaritans executive director for Scotland, says while suicide rates have fallen it still remains one of the country's biggest killers

28th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s role in the global fight for child palliative care

Dr Pat Carragher shares his reflections on the third International Children’s Palliative Care Network Conference (ICPCN) in Durban, South Africa

28th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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We’re introducing new ways of inspecting care homes

Rami Okasha examines how new inspections will affect the social care sector

27th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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PIP: A step too far

Keith Robson calls for major changes to PIP - starting with an end to the 20 meter rule.

21st June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Is Nature Deficit Disorder even a thing?

Dan Mushens examines whether people spending more time indoors could be negatively affecting their health

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I’ve never looked back since my life-changing injury

Jim Taylor volunteers to support rugby players who have life-changing injuries

18th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Actions to help carers can be taken now

Fiona Collie reflects on Carers Week and stresses that change needs to be ongoing

15th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Suicide support was left to our devastated friends and family

Seonaid Stallan lost both her son and sister in law to suicide, and is now campaigning to see families in similar situations given better support

14th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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