Health & Social Care

Understand the anger of the underclass

​Alan McGarvey reviews Darren McGinlay's soon-to-be published book on the underclass

20th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Services will be cut and social care bodies put at risk

John McDonald says the Scottish Government must fully fund charities to pay staff the living wage or services will be cut and charities could close

20th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Shed project aims to provide a place where men can socialise and relax

Alex Harvey, a retired engineer, has been involved in the creation of Broughty Ferry Men’s Shed

18th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Time to work for dignity in care

Scottish Care chief executive Dr Donald Macaskill analyses a tough week for the care sector

18th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Give £30 a week back to cancer patients

Janice Preston explains why Macmillan is making the voices of cancer patients heard to fight for their right to have £30 a week in benefits reinstated

13th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Cervical cancer smear test could save your life

Activist Suzanne Fernando was recently invited back to The Scottish Parliament and hosted a drop-in event for MSPs

13th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why people choose to care for dogs rather than people

Susan Smith says the third sector must do more to ensure social care is a job worth doing in Scotland

27th September 2017 by Susan Smith

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Introducing Sunnd – driving genuine social innovation through collaboration

Lucy Fraser on a new concept for living which puts puts wellness at the heart of housing

26th September 2017 by TFN

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Violence at work is not part of the job

Dave Watson warns voluntary sector manager who continue to tell staff violence is just part of the job will face the wrath of Unison

21st September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scotland’s care system is in crisis – we need to fix it now

Keith Robson on the real gap between our ambition for high-quality care and the reality of high staff turnovers and care packages falling apart

20th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: I’m running my way clear of cancer

Chris Marks on being inspired by Smith's guitarist Johnny Marr to take up running in his 40s

18th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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I’m fighting fit and will Stand Up To Cancer

Shiela Laramore, 33, has battled back from Hodgkin Lymphoma, and is backing Stand Up To Cancer

14th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Stop the excuses: give sleepover staff equal pay

​Gail McLean is angry with Enable Scotland for not paying sleepover care staff the Living Wage

13th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Named person legislation isn’t transparent

Lesley Scott believes Scottish ministers are not being open about Named Persons legislation

11th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Taking Cornerstone’s vision to the continent

Mairi Martin on Cornerstone's successful visit to the European Health Forum

4th September 2017 by TFN

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Social care: charities should move onto the front foot

Kate Wyatt on why charities must be more proactive on social care

4th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real lives: volunteering helped me connect with others with MS

Craig Herbert, 44, is a dad-of-four who lives with MS and volunteers for the MS Society to help others learn how to live well with the condition

30th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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SDS isn’t working for people with mental health issues

Carolyn Lochhead explains why SDS isn't working for people with mental health issues and what needs to be done to change that

28th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Help everyone benefit from social care choices

Keith Robson on why more needs to happen so older Scots can have more choice and control over their own social care

25th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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