Health & Social Care

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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Age as a hate crime is a good start but older people deserve more

Lesley Carcary looks at what needs to be done to protect older people ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday (15 June)

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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How embracing technology can help support patients with dementia

Lyn Jardine on a care provider's innovative use of technology to help those with dementia

11th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Families are already the cheap care option, they shouldn’t be

Julia Morrison on what she's learned about the family care system after a decade of her family caring for her mum with dementia

11th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Iron Man takes on the Celtic Curse

Kevin Kane on his battle with haemochromatosis

6th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering must grow to allow us to achieve our ambitions

Morven MacLean, volunteering development manager for CHAS, looks at ways the charity has got new people involved

29th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Developing skills and building friendships with older people

Joni Mitchell takes a look at best practice for volunteers and the crucial role they play in the lives of older people in Scotland.

28th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Edinburgh is streets ahead for blind people

Sandra Wilson on the positive impact of banning A-boards and on-street advertising for blind and partially sighted people.

25th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Will Scotland’s social security system be as fair as it can be?

Lucy Mulvagh on the importance of advocacy in Scotland's new social security system

23rd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Smart homes are the answer for independent living

Fanchea Kelly explains why new smart home, Blackwood House, is being built in cities across Scotland

21st May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Milk bank can save tiny lives

Claire Thain examines the development of Scotland's nationwide milk bank, which supports families throughout the country

16th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Don’t call me an amputee: I’m an athlete

Michael Mellon elected to have his leg amputated and now he's taking on the world

15th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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People still do not understand ME

Theresa Burns, from Action for ME, says that people with the condition in Scotland still feel like they have nowhere to turn

14th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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I’m doing all four Kiltwalks - and sight loss won’t stop me

Annette West on why she's doing all four Kiltwalks for RNIB

8th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Fed up hearing about small charity survival fears

Susan Smith is disheartened to hear that funders are still not putting their faith in small charities to deliver vital services

2nd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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