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Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online, research at the University of Strathclyde has found. Thousands of websites and apps relating to mental health are available but the study discovered that much of the…
Half of the Jobcentre Plus offices in Glasgow are to close to save money, officials have said. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says the move, which will see the closure of eight jobcentres, will also provide more efficient use of DWP premises. DWP officials say Castlemilk and Langside…
A new institute, which aims to help to shape a brighter future for children who face difficult circumstances in Scotland and beyond, has been launched in Glasgow. Based at the University of Strathclyde, The Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures (known as 'Inspiring Children's Futures') is a joint venture between the…
A disabled woman from Glasgow has been stuck in hospital for 210 days as council officials fail to agree a care package with her family. Janice Arundel, 58, was cleared as fit to leave the city's Royal Infirmary in April and her newly purchased flat assessed as safe by the…
The finalists have now been shortlisted by judges for the 2016 Scottish Care - Care Awards. The winners will be announced at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 18th November as part of the organisations 'National Care Home Conference, Exhibition & Care Awards' which recognise the contributions of companies…
The National Autistic Society Scotland - Moving Forward team, give an insight into how their project supports young autistic people into employment, further education or volunteering opportunities. The Moving Forward project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund until 2017 and provides a flexible and person centred pathway toward employment…
A scheme to help children with mental health and behavioural problems, and their families, is to be extended. The Scottish Government is providing £200,000 of funding to extend the Functional Family Therapy programme in Glasgow City, with £400,000 of additional funding from Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership. The scheme…
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D – according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow. The study, which is published in the AmericanJournal of Epidemiology,…
Information on the breadth of Scotland's palliative care has been brought together for the first time by a team of academics. Described as a "Scottish atlas", it provides data on the availability of palliative care services across the country, which had previously been encompassed within UK data. Created by a…
Young people in Glasgow facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the streets are to be provided an emergency bed for the night - in a volunteer’s home rather than in a homelessness hostel. The homeless charity, Simon Community Scotland - which is marking its 50th anniversary - has received…
Campaigners have welcomed the closure of the controversial Dungavel detention centre but worries have already been raised about its planned replacement. The Home Office announced the immigration removal centre near Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, will close at the end of 2017, with a replacement short-term holding centre to be built close…
Staff at Scotland's largest prison face "extra challenges" from a large increase in the number of sex offenders housed in Barlinnie, according to a report. An inspection of the male-only prison on the outskirts of Glasgow described it as "well-run" but highlighted issues over the need for separate work and…