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Suicide prevention plan moves forward

The views of more than a hundred people who have been directly affected by suicide have been compiled in a new report

20th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Twitter failing to protect disabled from abuse

Social media platform not doing enough to protect disabled users from hate-filled trolls

20th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Rise in substandard meals fed to elderly in care homes

Some councils spend as little as £1.10 on each meal

19th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Time to act on health inequality in Scotland

Scotland's health promotion agency is aiming to work with poverty groups to establish evidence of the causes of the nation's health problems

19th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Thousands of children receive treatment for obesity

Health experts have expressed concern at figures which reveal 5,000 under-18s needed specialist weight treatment

16th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Disabled campaigners fear plastic straw ban

MSP's bid to ban plastic straws could have grave consequences for disabled people

16th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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World record beaten to mark Valentine’s Day

​Supporters join to smash record

14th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Parents should be involved in school dinners

Greater parental input could help tackle obesity

14th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Older Scots are not getting enough sex

Survey reveals age is no barrier to sex

14th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Prue Leith launches charity cook school

Flavour and Haver will allow Cyrenians to extend its successful Food Education programme

13th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Baby death charity expands into Scotland

Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) is to develop its bereavement support services in Scotland

12th February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Less than £4000 a year to educate a kid with learning disabilities

A group of charities says the Scottish Government must invest more in additional support for pupils who are struggling in mainstream schools

12th February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charities unite against leading cause of blindness

Four leading sight loss charities have announced a unique partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness

9th February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Social security bill has “failed” carers most in need

Groups hit out after Scottish Government refuses to pin carers' allowance to inflation

9th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Study to look at how sporty Scots are

New think tank sets out to create a picture of the sporting habits of a nation

8th February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Councils slammed over “degrading” 15 minute care visits

Practice of flying visits is widespread across Scotland says charity

8th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Classroom full of children start smoking every day

Children in Scotland has backed a charter which aims to make the country tobacco free

8th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters with health conditions prone to poor mental health

A project which offers mental health support to young people with conditions such as arthritis and epilepsy is being extended

7th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland facing care home crisis

Urgent action needed to protect vulnerable residents

7th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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