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The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) is launching Propagate - a new six-month project to embed the use of Iriss tools, particularly co-production tools, to support collaboration and conversation. The project will involve delivering a series of workshops to support those working in social services with…
Scottish Care have announced the finalists for their 2017 Care at Home & Housing Support Awards. The winners will be announced on the 12th May, when all finalists will be invited to an annual evening event at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, where the work of those working in Care…
The shortlist for the inaugural Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced revealing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide. It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social services for a range of third sector and independent organisations, local…
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 man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife at a sheltered housing complex. Eileen Thomson, 70, was taken to hospital after police were called to an address in Priorwood Court, Melrose, at 4.45pm on April 9 after a report of concern for a woman. She…
A growing staffing "crisis" in Scotland's care homes is hitting provision and contributing to hospital bed blocking, an industry body has warned. New figures released by private and voluntary social care representative organisation Scottish Care uncovered evidence of major problems in recruiting and retaining staff. The survey of around 250…
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has branded Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson "shameful" for her stance on the UK Government's so-called rape clause. Ms Davidson released a statement through a spokesman on Tuesday giving her backing to exemptions to the UK Government's welfare reforms, including the controversial clause. That came after…
A charity that represents survivors of historical child abuse is launching a new helpline service. Wellbeing Scotland said the line will give survivors a chance to name, confidentially, the person or people who abused them. The charity, which used to operate as Open Secret, will be piloting the project for…
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