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Thousands of pounds is to be injected into a successful violence reduction project to make its services available in Edinburgh. The Navigator project, which already operates at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, helps victims and perpetrators of violence make the changes they need to improve their lives. Funding of £70,000 has been…
Your Options Understood (Y.O.U.) is a resource that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents and carers. It was set-up by Dr Danielle Farrel to share her own experiences of life with a disability and to show that having a disability does not necessarily…
The death of a baby girl after an incident at a homeless families' unit in June is now being treated as suspicious. Three-month-old Sophia Williams died in Edinburgh's Sick Kids Hospital after falling ill at Strathbrock family unit in Broxburn, West Lothian. She passed away on June 5 after a…
A cancer patient was mistakenly given double the dose of radiation required for their treatment, a new report has revealed. Two radiographers at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre both incorrectly calculated the amount of radiation to be given when the patient was being treated for multiple myeloma - a type of…
Controlling the immune response of people dying from cancer might help save them from pain, fatigue and loss of appetite, experts believe. Researchers hope that by using existing drugs to control symptoms, people in their last few weeks of life can enjoy a more comfortable journey towards death. Experts at…
Nicola Sturgeon has buried a charity time capsule to mark the opening of a new health and social care centre. Containing photos, jewellery, clothes and archived material from people who have used the Thistle Foundation, the time capsule will not be opened until 2044. It was buried in the garden…
Welcome to the first blog of Revisiting Child protection in Scotland. The project emerges out of academic research – out of the findings from a UK-wide study of how social workers communicate with children and young people in child and family social work settings. The Talking & Listening to Children…
The MS Society is to fund a new study into the needs of families and carers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the impact of MS on their lives. The study will be carried out by researchers at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, who are specialists in person-centred practice,…
A new new mobile phone/tablet App for the Edinburgh recovery community has been launched by the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership. The Addiction Recovery Companion (ARC) App is aimed at anyone in or seeking recovery and brings together information and tools to help people to access recovery services, organise their…
A three-month-old baby has died after an incident at a family support centre in West Lothian. Emergency services were called to Strathbrock homeless facility in West Main Street, Broxburn, last Monday after concerns were raised. Sophia Williams was taken to the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh. Police said she had…
A housing association based in Bathgate has been recognised for going the extra mile to help vulnerable customers by becoming a ‘dementia-friendly’ organisation. Staff at West Lothian Housing Partnership (WLHP) have been working closely with Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Friendly Communities team in Bathgate to learn what they can do to…
A treatment for breast cancer which is more effective than existing medicines could be a step closer thanks to the "promising" findings of a new study. Scientists have identified a chemical compound which is highly effective at blocking the growth of breast cancer cells in the laboratory. The compound -…
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