Health & Social Care

Enable and GCU transforming specialist nurse training

Theresa Shearer on equipping the health and social care workforce of today with the skills that they will need for tomorrow

22nd June 2017 by TFN Guest

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I have no time for self pity - I’ve got living to get on with

Linda Tierney is not letting a terminal diagnosis get in the way of living

8th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Keep the Joy Alive for children with life-shortening conditions

Maria McGill explains why CHAS is embarking on a hugely ambitions project to double its fundraising income

6th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Help me find 1,000 voices of care experience

Carly Edgar wants to hear the voices of care experienced people

31st May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Are charities asleep on the job?

Ben Doherty says charities must deal with issues around National Minimum Wage and on-call workers

29th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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General election debate too quiet on disability issues

Delia Henry argues the concerns of 1 million Scots living with a disability or long-term health condition should be more prominent in the election

24th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Drilling into the fund for independent living

Rosalind Tyler-Greig outlines the importance of the Drill fund to advance independent living for disabled people

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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For children with ME, school education can be a grave threat

Lesley Scott explains why the Scottish Government presumption that attending school is always best can affect the health of children with ME

19th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Let’s empower our learning disabled to lead on change

People with additional needs are helping to make their services and communities better

16th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Named Person is a benign and legitimate way to improve child wellbeing

Colin Young explains why the upcoming Named Person law is not a "state guardian" or a threat to family freedom

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: vote for the right to live well

Ian Welsh says the outcome of this year's snap General Election will determine whether we are a nation where everyone has the right to live well

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real lives: Our young are sleepwalking into addiction

Community activist ​Davy Sorbie says politicians are misplacing the emphasis on Scotland's battle against substance misuse and alcohol addiction

10th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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