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Child protection expert and Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Alexis Jay, will deliver the 2015 Kilbrandon Lecture next month. In this year’s lecture, taking place on Thursday 19 November at The Barony Hall in Glasgow, Professor Jay will acknowledge that for those responsible for children and families, there…
The first in a series of unique seminars focusing on childhood and adolescent neglect and its impact on a child’s development, self-esteem and confidence took place in Glasgow this week. WithScotland, University of Stirling and University of Dundee have collaborated on the seminar series, following a successful £20,000 funding application…
A PhD student from Glasgow Caledonia University is looking to recruit some older people from care homes and/or care at home to be involved in a study on stroke survivors if they would like to. The study is part of Megan Lloyd's PhD looking at individual, home and group, community…
This years' Scottish Care conference will focus on care home provision and the challenges the sector faces in the years to come. The 'National Care Home Conference, Exhibition & Care Awards' will take place on Friday 20th November 2015 in the Hilton Hotel Glasgow and the conference theme is: 'Re-imagining…
Protests are being planned against 3,000 job losses at a city council, with unions warning of "horrendous" cuts across the country in the coming months because of enforced savings. Glasgow City Council is expected to have to make savings of £103 million over the next two years, saying it estimates…
Police have apologised to the family of a missing 88-year-old woman after it emerged a possible sighting of her was not followed up by officers. The body believed to be that of Janet McKay, who suffered from dementia, was discovered in Clydebank yesterday, nine days after she was seen leaving…
A new service being delivered by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), in partnership with Glasgow and West of Scotland Housing Forum is open for referrals. Community Connectors aims to people over 60 and their carers, with improved links to local services, facilities and activities, by providing them with…
Scotland’s most senior social workers will be able to embark upon a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work Officers from this autumn. The Scottish Social Services Coouncil (SSSC) have worked with universities to develop the qualification and the first cohort of Chief Social Work Officers (CSWO) will begin study…
Four students from the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow have developed an App desgned to support people living with dementia, their families and carers. The MindMate App has a number of sections including Brain-Games, Physical Exercises, Nutrition Advice, useful Everyday-Tools, such as Reminders and a My Story-Tool, as well as…
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…
The University of Strathclyde will further strengthen its support for young people in, and leaving, the care system with the launch of a new mentoring scheme. The scheme is part of the University’s commitment to widening access to its courses and services to as many people as possible. The mentoring…
Transgender (trans)* young people engaging in survival sex in the United Kingdom and the United States is a major research gap and this blog will introduce a limited selection of compound harms featured in a broader interdisciplinary literature review compiled for my PhD thesis. I will firstly highlight trans young…
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