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A group of community nurses working in specialisms across Scotland have been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.Among the 21 to receive the honour are nurses working with substance misuse, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease patients.They were selected earlier this year to take part in a nine-month development programme…
A five-year-old boy with autism dialled 999 and guided paramedics to his home after his mother fell unconscious while unpacking shopping. Charley-Anne Semple, 27, praised the actions of her son, Tyler, and he has been presented with a bravery award by the National Autistic Society. Tyler's three-year-old sister, Annabella, who…
An initiative to reduce the risk of childhood sexual exploitation, a culture-change programme to improve the lives of older people in care homes and a project which had led to a significant reduction in the number of children being taken into care are among the winners of the 2018 Accolades.…
A project where carers open their homes to vulnerable people, a scheme to cut the risk of sexual exploitation of young people and a community garden initiative bringing together residents with dementia and marginalised groups are among the finalists in the running for the 2018 Welsh Accolades awards. The biennial…
Local health heroes have been honoured by NHS leaders on the eve of the health service's 70th anniversary celebrations. MPs from around England nominated people or organisations from their constituencies who have made innovations or provided high-quality care. NHS England received hundreds of nominations for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, which…
Laura McHarrie, a social worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has won the Andrew Cornwell Memorial Award for the highest performing graduate in The Open University’s social work programme in Scotland. Laura (pictured, left) was presented with a certificate and book token at the Council Headquarters in Dumfries by Rosanna…
University of Edinburgh social work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley, have achieved success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition; awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. Dr Mitchell, won the prestigious Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition 2018, which…
Scotland’s social services have been honoured for their outstanding commitment to improving the lives of the people they support at the Scottish Social Services Awards. To mark 2018 as the Year of Young People, a new award was introduced to recognise those working in Children’s Services who play a crucial…
A range of people with learning disabilities, and those who support them, were honoured at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards, held in Edinburgh, this past week. The Learning Disability Awards are run by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely…
The shortlist for the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced today. The awards attracted over 100 applications nationwide representing a diverse mix of social services that have made a positive difference to people’s lives. This year’s special policy focus award recognises those who play a crucial role in…
The dedication and achievement of social workers across Scotland was recognised when Childcare and Early Years Minister Maree Todd MSP presented the SASW Social Work Awards earlier this week. The annual Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) awards were held in Edinburgh on World Social Work Day before an invited…
The winners of the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards were announced at a special ceremony in Harrogate last week. The top accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award, went to philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley in recognition of her commitment to improving the lives of autistic people through her foundation. The annual…
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