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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) BA Social Work students are going to undertake their second year placement module in Laos, South East Asia, from 8 May to 2 June 2017, making a key contribution to improving the water supplies of local villages. The module, ‘Social Work Experience &…
The UK Government has been urged to rethink "incoherent" plans to close a swathe of Jobcentres in Scotland. Westminster's Scottish Affairs Committee said the proposals showed "a lack of planning" and called for a full review. A report from the committee criticised the way in which the Department for Work…
Police Scotland have launched a sex abuse enquiry involving a former children’s care home in Glasgow after receiving a complaint from a former resident. Officers have launched the investigation after being contacted by an individual who has claimed they were abused while in the care of Park Lodge Children’s Care…
A Member of the Scottish Parliament has written about his battle with depression in an article for a mental health organisation. James Dornan said he even briefly considered "the ultimate escape" while he was in the darkest depths of the illness. He said that going to see a therapist was…
A woman has died following a care home fire in Glasgow. The emergency services were called to the blaze at the Arcadia Gardens care home, Kerr Drive, Bridgeton around 4.30pm on Saturday. Four fire engines were sent to the scene and firefighters extinguished a fire in a room at the…
Glasgow City Council's home care organisation Cordia is rolling-out a new service to deliver hot two-course meals for elderly residents of Glasgow. The service will run seven days a week, 365 days a year.Delivered by ICare Group Ltd, Cordia will introduce the ‘meals on wheels’ initiative for service users who…
Five people have been arrested in connection with alleged human trafficking and related offences. Three men aged 28, 35 and 58 and two women aged 25 and 40 are being held in custody following an intelligence-led operation by Police Scotland on the southside of Glasgow. Officers from the specialist crime…
Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and the Care Inspectorate. Fourth year physiotherapy students undertook placements with two providers, Carers Direct, a…
Opening a unit where addicts can inject drugs under supervision would save the NHS millions and provide a safer environment for heroin users, according to researchers. Analysis by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership (GHSCP) found public injecting places considerable financial costs on health, social care and criminal justice systems.…
Glasgow’s largest home care provider is undertaking one of its biggest recruitment drives as it seeks to boost its workforce by 300 employees. With a variety of positions available across the entire city, Cordia Services LLP is recruiting due to a demand for its home care services created by the…
Projects which develop new ways to help people overcome disadvantage can now apply for a share of £29 million funding. The Scottish Government will direct £18.9 million into the Aspiring Communities Fund to help community organisations find new, long-lasting solutions to poverty. In addition, the £9.7 million Growing the Social…
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been urged by Government advisers to consider creating units where addicts can take drugs under supervision. Experts called on ministers to examine the potential to reduce drug-related deaths by providing medically-supervised drug consumption clinics - or so-called "fix rooms". The centres are facilities where people…
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