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One in two people in Scotland have been harmed because of someone else's drinking, according to a new report. The Alcohol Focus Scotland study also found that one in three people report having heavy drinkers in their lives. The charity is calling for more to be done to raise awareness…
Calls to a housing and homelessness helpline have soared in the last six months as people struggle with the cost of living, according to the charity which runs it. Shelter Scotland said 2,111 people contacted its Glasgow-based advice line in October, a 25% increase on the 1,682 who did so…
Councils will share more than £50 million of funding to help deliver the Scottish Government's pledge of more free nursery care, it has been announced. Legislation currently going through Holyrood includes measures to increase the amount of free nursery provision for three and four-year-olds, and two-year-olds in care, from 475…
The wilful neglect of patients could become a criminal offence in Scotland, the Health Secretary has said. Alex Neil is “minded” to introduce legislation which is already under consideration in England. The proposal was brought forward in the wake of recent care scandals, including in Mid Staffordshire where an investigation…
Legislation which will integrate the delivery of health and adult social care in order to improve outcomes for patients has been supported by the Health and Sport Committee. However, a number of issues have been raised by the Committee that need clarification including the reach of Ministerial powers, the role…
A project to help Glaswegians develop the skills to claim benefits and find jobs online is to receive £170,000 support from the Scottish Government, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today. The Glasgow City Council project aims to reduce the impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms, including the introduction…
Elderly residents of a Perthshire care home broke down in tears yesterday when they learned of its impending closure. Staff and residents at Belmont Castle in Meigle were given the devastating news that the facility was no longer sustainable. After concerted efforts to boost dwindling client numbers failed, CrossReach –…
Staff at a Scottish council will “take whatever action is necessary” to thwart an attempt to cut mileage rates below the HMRC approved level.
PLANS to transform a block of flats in Drumry into supported living accommodation for ex-drug addicts have been given the green-light by planning chiefs.
SCOTLAND’S chief medical officer is calling for more to be done to drive up literacy standards and help lift more children out of poverty.
A pilot scheme is being launched to test new ways of delivering healthcare in remote areas of Scotland.
The Scottish Government has revealed three manifesto commitments on child protection. Local services for vulnerable children are expected to benefit from the updated guidance for health professionals. The three new documents are: The National Framework for child protection learning and development, the Risk Assessment Framework and Child Protection Guidance for…

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