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A controlling husband who subjected his wife to almost 30 years of domestic abuse has been jailed. Self-employed crofter Robert Simmons, 62, used a variety of abusive means to dominate and humiliate his spouse and assert control over her. His actions, which included hosing her down with cold water in…
Rape Crisis Scotland have announced the launch of Shetland Rape Crisis service at an event at The Mareel in Lerwick yesterday. The new service will offer support, advocacy and information to survivors aged 13+ of any form of sexual violence, no matter when in their lives it happened. Support is…
A joint inspection of services for older people in the Shetland Islands has found that while services are generally good, there is a struggle to ensure consistant care due to its geography. In a report published today, inspectors from the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland looked at a wide…
A world-leading expert in violence against women is visiting Orkney and Shetland this week as a charity revealed support workers have seen their caseload almost double. Programmes run by Shetland Women's Aid are full to overflowing but it is in dealing with domestic abuse where they are seeing the biggest…
Most services for children and young people in Shetland are performing well, inspectors have concluded, but some important areas requiring improvement have also been identified. It follows a joint inspection of services across Shetland by a team of inspectors from the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her…
A joint panel comprising NHS Shetland board members and Shetland Islands Council (SIC) councillors has appointed Simon Bokor-Ingram to a new post of director of community health and social care. This joint post is one of the first of its kind in Scotland, and will see Mr Bokor-Ingram leading the…