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Blind man highlights hidden hazards of Scottish streets

Charity RNIB has been campaigning against shared space developments in Scotland

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Baby boxes benefit families across Scotland

More than 50,000 of the packs were distributed to new parents in the first year of the scheme

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Music fans enjoy accessible gig

A charity hosted a showcase of musical talent to prove that more accessible concerts should be hosted in Scotland

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Lego therapy helps autistic youngsters

The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity has funded a series of Lego Clubs at schools in the capital

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Watch: Wrestling superstar backs Scottish charity

Supporters of Finding Your Feet were taken aback by a surprise video message from the Hollywood actor

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity in musical instrument appeal

St Vincent's Hospice is planning on creating a music therapy project for the people it supports

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity welcomes swift care home action

The Care Inspectorate is moving residents out of an Aberdeenshire home which was found to be operating under poor conditions

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Unison appeals sleepover backpay decision

The Court of Appeal ruled last month that social care providers would not have to issue backdated pay to staff, but an appeal could be heard

10th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Hey Girls makes a Big Issue out of period poverty

A period poverty-busting social enterprise has hit the big time as it secured a major supermarket deal

9th August 2018 by Graham Martin

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Suicide prevention strategy welcomed

The Scottish Government aims to cut deaths by suicide by a fifth over the next four years

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bus survey for partially sighted passengers launched

RNIB Scotland is working with bus companies to improve public transport for the partially sighted

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Chip portions on the rise as nation battles obesity

A health charity has criticised the size of portions being served up at Glasgow takeaways

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Tech giant joins charity in bid to create life-saving map

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has joined forces with Microsoft and the NHS to collate details of the UK's defibrillators

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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MND drug trials described as historic

Charity MND Scotland has said the first clinical trials in more than 20 years represent a milestone in the fight to cure the condition

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fears over rising tranquiliser deaths in Scotland

Prescription drugs are being bought on the internet to fuel addictions

7th August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity questions cost of baby boxes

The Lullaby Trust has said there is still little evidence to suggest that the boxes decrease infant mortality rates

3rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Free personal care challenges lie ahead

Age Scotland has said that Scotland arguably has the best social care system in the UK, but highlighted concerns about the future

2nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Dementia biggest cause of death for women

More research needed into causes of dementia and Alzheimer's

2nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Group aims to end hearing frustrations

The Hearing Access Protocol aims to ensure event hosts take into account the needs of people with hearing issues

2nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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