Health & Social Care

We need more than warm words to beat fuel poverty

Lori McElroy argues as temperatures plunge the Scottish Government must use its winter budget to commit to essential energy efficiency measures

11th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: I am a positive role model for a care experienced youngster

Leanne Patrick says time and the willingness to share interests and activities are all you need to mentor a young person through a tough period in their life

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Are we beginning to hear the death knell of SDS?

Susan Smith calls on the third sector to fight the fatigue and find ways to save the personalisation dream before it's too late

6th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Real lives: Calling the dementia helpline gave me lasting memories

John Jennings was devastated when his mum was diagnosed with a rare hereditary form of Alzhiemers, but a single call helped to change things

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men

Sophie Bridger welcomes a relaxation of blood donation rules but argues gay men deserve to be treated the same way as straight men

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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We want disabled people to have better experiences at work

Independent Living in Scotland’s Susie Fitton looks at the #myworkstorycampaign, which encourages disabled people to get talking about being themselves at work

1st December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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There has never been a greater need for dementia care

John MacMillan on why the Eric Liddell Center wants to enhance the quality of life of more people with dementia with a new fundraising event

27th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Crossing the border for a cheap pint

John Mooney believes England should pay heed to Scotland's approach to alcohol

23rd November 2017 by Robert Armour

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I had to move school seven times because of bullying

Dallas, 20, is one of the thousands of youngsters with a disability who contacted Childline, after he was bullied because of autism

23rd November 2017 by TFN Guest

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We need to talk about nursing burnout

Jacklyn Calvard compares nurses to stars – they burn brightly but too many are now burning out

21st November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scotland’s booze crisis: prevention and funding cuts don’t mix

Susan Smith responds to the news that more Scots died from several preventable health conditions last year

15th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Suicide is preventable

Professor Rory O'Connor on how the Scottish Government's new suicide strategy can address why more people chose to take their own lives in 2016

14th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Poverty is not inevitable: and disability equality could hold the key to eradicating it

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance, looks at how poverty can be reduced

10th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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I was ashamed to say: I’m a parent who can’t cope

​Sam Routledge says his autistic son Leo wouldn't have progressed without help from a support network

7th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Hungry for change – the third sector’s response to food poverty

Kiren Zubairi says the third sector is full of ideas on how to tackle our dysfunctional approach to food

6th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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I wake hearing gunfire but volunteering in danger zones is my life

​Philip Tierney tells TFN while the harrowing images of war never leave him, he has an urge to volunteer in the world's most dangerous places

31st October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Why we need your help to change the conversation on social care

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA), looks at how austerity has hit social care

27th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why I’m starring in M&S pink bra campaign

Lesley Stephen on why she's starring in pink bra campaign

24th October 2017 by TFN

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Toast To Absent Friends this November

Robert Peacock explains why he is taking part in the To Absent Friends a festival to celebrate remembering friends and family who have passed away

23rd October 2017 by TFN Guest

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