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Leading charity banned from child sex abuse inquiry

​Thousands of child sex abuse survivors now won't give evidence says charity

20th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scots care charity named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

A charity is among 16 firms forced to pay workers back pay

16th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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New help network for Scottish unpaid dementia carers given £1.4m

​Unpaid carers will be offered help to meet other carers to share their experiences and learn how to influence policy

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Free course designed for carers of vulnerable children

People looking after or working with vulnerable children can benefit from a free online university developed course

14th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Jobs to go in Scotland as leading charity restructures

​RNIB Scotland is to lose jobs as part of a UK-wide restructure

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

Comedian Craig Hill was on hand to celebrate as Alzheimer Scotland received £150,000 from the Postcode Lottery to create two new volunteer networks

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Mental health problems stalk Scots children

Mental ill health is getting worse for children because Scotland has no national strategy to tackle the problem

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity warns sex abusers: you have nowhere to hide

Lanarkshire man gets jailed for child sex offences dating back 60 years

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs investigate health and social care integration

MSPs are calling on third sector bodies and other groups to report on their level of engagement with health and social care integration authorities

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Blindfold fundraiser for Edinburgh charity

People across the country are being challenged to blindfold themselves for a day to raise money for Royal Blind

10th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Children’s charity get £7m backing from supermarket giant

Children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent has won a partnership with retailer Morrisons worth around £7 million

9th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

​The former Labour spin doctor is now a mental health campaigner and opened up about his brother after playing the bagpipes at a Celtic Connections event

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee doctors get funding to work in NHS

Project aims to train refugee doctors for Scotland's NHS

8th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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I told my GP I was depressed - he told me toughen up

Claire Frankland's mental health support group based in Castlemilk, Glasgow, is a life saver. So much so even GPs are now referring patients to her

8th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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A child is counselled for mental trauma every 11 minutes

More than 50,000 children were counselled by the Childline service last year – an average of one every eleven minutes

6th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer is creating an epidemic of loneliness

Survey finds people don't know how to deal with loved ones who have been diagnosed with the disease

4th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Cancer support now available at city libraries

Innovative scheme reaches out to people who have been affected by cancer via city libraries

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Wheelchair that can climb stairs wins Scottish design award

The MEBot can do things that no other chair can do

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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