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Support centre officially opened

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has opened Camphill's Ochil Tower School in Perthshire

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh health and social care strategy revealed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has published plans to "radically transform" social care in the capital

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Loneliness summit to take place

Contact the Elderly is hoping to expand on its work to tackle social isolation in central Scotland

21st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Awards to celebrate active lifestyle volunteers

Walking charity Paths for All will host the event at the Scottish parliament in September.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Fundraiser hits £25,000 following policeman’s death

PC Andrew Harper, who was killed last week, had planned to undertake a gruelling challenge for charity.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charities make junk food restrictions call

More than 20 health organisations have called for the Scottish Government to take action on multi-buy promotions for unhealthy food

20th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity given new flat for families of children with cancer

Calum’s Cabin will be able to support more families thanks to a donation from the STV Children's Appeal.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Raising state pension means many Scots will “never retire”

Age Scotland has said plans to increase the state pension age to 75 will have a devastating impact on poverty amongst older people

19th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No-deal Brexit will wreck communities, lives and organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has made an urgent call for politicians to work together to prevent a no-deal Brexit

19th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epilepsy discriminated by unfair PIP assessments

​People with epilepsy are being treated unfairly when it comes to assessing their disability

15th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Aging population sparks call for care investment

New figures show 19% of Scots are aged 65 or over.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Runners take on Oor Wullie-themed challenge

Groups braved torrential rain to raise money for the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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OSCR hunts for new chief executive

The Scottish Charity Regulator is advertising for a new permanent chief executive

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Sturgeon: third sector has key role in tackling addiction crisis

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the creativity of charities can help reduce drug deaths in Scotland

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Toolkits aim to help minorities confront dementia

Figures have shown people from minority backgrounds are less likely to access support services.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity warning over childcare staffing crisis

Staff are leaving third sector and private care providers for better paid council nurseries

8th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Prisoners set to learn first aid skills

A programme to teach prisoners how to save lives is being rolled out after a successful pilot

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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50,000 Red Cord Cards distributed in Scotland

Euan's Guide has handed out tens of thousands of cards that highlight the importance of red cords in disabled toilets

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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