Health & Social Care

Fight fuel poverty with Home Energy Scotland

Sponsored content: Home Energy Scotland is looking for third sector partners to help ensure everyone who needs home energy advice gets it

12th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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I’ve tackled the first of my ten epic challenges

Airdrie mother of three, Ruth Elliot, has just completed a 17 day trek of Mount Everest, the first of ten epic challenges in support of JDRF

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland: where we tolerate babies, not love them

Alan Sinclair explains why Scotland is trailing behind much of Europe in child wellbeing

10th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Maximised income can lead to increased alcohol use

Recovery worker Dan Mushens examines the effect of giving increased financial support to those with long-term alcohol problems

9th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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“I awoke paralysed and struggling to speak”: how stroke changed my life

Stroke campaigner Eric Sinclair on the night that changed everything

28th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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People don’t know how to react around MND

Ruth Williamson talks about how life has changed since she was diagnosed with MND in December of last year

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Care staff routinely exposed to second-hand smoke

Carer Dan Mushens wants a discussion on workers being exposed to smoke on home visits

23rd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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By working together we will shape a fairer welfare system

​Jeane Freeman, Scotland's social security minister, gives a progress report on how Scotland's bold new system is shaping up

14th March 2018 by Robert Armour

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Suicide prevention plan needs local and national leadership

James Jopling, executive director for Scotland at Samaritans, expresses disappointment at the development of the national plan

13th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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When it comes to self harm, #TalkingIsHarmless

Penumbra's Robin Murphy reflects on Self Harm Awareness Day, and looks at what can be done to help prevent people from harming

9th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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Care changes are complicated and need to be properly understood

Ian Hood, of Scotland Against the Care Tax, examines the development of free personal care for under-65s

7th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Poetry is all about empathy and relating to important issues

Care worker Shaun Moore performs poetry at a range of third sector events, most recently for Community Jobs Scotland at The Gathering

1st March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More to be done to implement Self Directed Support

Jess Wade, manager of Self Directed Support Scotland, gives an update mid-way through the rollout of the project

1st March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Employability programmes have transformed our communities

​Ross Ahlfeld argues employability programmes should not just be promoted but protected

26th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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We’re care experienced and know how to care

​Kevin Browne of Who Cares Scotland says it's time to put experienced people into the driving seat when it comes to care

21st February 2018 by TFN

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Kindness and the crisis of confidence facing our services

Julia Unwin explains some of her concerns about the challenge of making our public services kinder

16th February 2018 by TFN Guest

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Turning the world upside down to stop cancer

Gemma McTaggart and fellow Napier student Lottie Grant are the brains behind Lives Turned Upside Down

15th February 2018 by TFN

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Video blog: Scotland is leading the world in sign language recognition

Frankie McLean's video blog on what Scots delegates learned at World Federation of the Deaf international conference in Budapest

12th February 2018 by TFN Guest

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Why HIV and sexual health awareness training is so important

AIDS awareness is so important says Clive King of the Terrence Higgins Trust

12th February 2018 by TFN

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