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Edinburgh is set to host a major event in the social work calendar when hundreds of social workers from all over Europe gather in the capital in two weeks time. The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has organised the International Federation of Social Workers’ European Conference and Social Services…
Alzheimer Scotland has teamed up with Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, to launch a new scholarship initiative for allied health professionals in Scotland. The Alzheimer Scotland Scholarships will provide part funding for students to undertake a stand-alone MSc module focussed on ‘Developing Rights-Based Practice for Allied Health Professionals working with…
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, in collaboration with City of Edinburgh Council and Virgin Money have launched a brand new scheme aimed at providing complimentary tickets to Fringe shows for children who are being cared for by City of Edinburgh Council. The project called ‘Access Fringe – Looked-After Children’ comes…
The LGBT Age Capacity Building Project has launched a suite of resources to support older people’s services to become more welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Part of LGBT Health and Wellbeing, and funded by Reshaping Care for Older People’s Innovation Fund, the project was…
A leading dementia campaigner and the founder of an art therapy charity for children with chronic illness received honorary degrees from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia, was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his work in improving the lives of…
Postgraduate Art Psychotherapy students from Queen Margaret University (QMU) will be showing off their creative flair as part of an annual graduate exhibition at Edinburgh’s Gayfield Creative Spaces from 3rd to 8th July. The MSc Art Psychotherapy Graduate Exhibition will celebrate the work of more than 15 talented QMU graduates…
Two men in their sixties have been charged in connection with allegations of historic abuse at one of Scotland's top private schools. Police Scotland confirmed the abuse charges date back to the 1960s and involve alleged abuse at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. Detective Inspector Morag Bruce said: "Police in…
An Edinburgh care at home service has been told it must make “significant improvements” by Scotland’s social care regulator. The Care Inspectorate served a formal Improvement Notice on Allied Healthcare (Edinburgh)’s service after an inspection raised serious concerns. The service must now meet the terms of the Improvement Notice or…
Changes to social care law mean that people will now have a personal budget based on an assessment of their needs. The City of Edinburgh Council wants to hear views on how they work out how people make a contribution to their personal budget. The consultation offers some background and…
The Church of Scotland's social care arm, CrossReach, has recognised the contribution its workforce at an event at the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall in Edinburgh this week. Workers from across the organisation received certificates, trophies and awards for their commitment to personal development with 133 staff achieving new qualifications;…
A severely disabled grandfather's legal plea over the right to die is a case of "particular concern and urgency" for him, a court has heard. Gordon Ross, 66, who suffers from several serious medical conditions, is seeking clarification from the Court of Session in Edinburgh over the legal position surrounding…
The City of Edinburgh Council is the first Scottish local authority to sign a pledge to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination at work. The 'See Me in Work' scheme was launched yesterday at Edinburgh's City Chambers by See Me, a national programme which aims to end mental health stigma…
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