Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:53:08 +0000 en-gb Budget: SNP calls on Chancellor to refund VAT to Scottish emergency services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42906-budget-snp-calls-on-chancellor-to-refund-vat-to-scottish-emergency-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42906-budget-snp-calls-on-chancellor-to-refund-vat-to-scottish-emergency-services Budget: SNP calls on Chancellor to refund VAT to Scottish emergency services
The SNP has called for Philip Hammond to refund police and fire services in Scotland £140 million in VAT. Ian Blackford said it was an absolute disgrace that VAT was charged in the first place, "and the sole blame for that lies with the Conservative Government". The Chancellor used the…
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Scotland Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:15:46 +0000
Aberdeen care home told to make urgent improvements http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42901-aberdeen-care-home-told-to-make-urgent-improvements http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42901-aberdeen-care-home-told-to-make-urgent-improvements Aberdeen care home told to make urgent improvements
A care home for elderly people has been ordered by Scotland's social care watchdog to make urgent improvements to the services it provides. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Grandholm Care Home in Aberdeen after an inspection raised "serious concerns". The home in Bridge of Don…
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Scotland Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:57:06 +0000
Scottish Care announce appointment of Alan Baird as new Honorary President http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42893-scottish-care-announce-appointment-of-alan-baird-as-new-honorary-president http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42893-scottish-care-announce-appointment-of-alan-baird-as-new-honorary-president Scottish Care announce appointment of Alan Baird as new Honorary President
Scottish Care, the representative body for independent social care services, has announced Professor Alan Baird has been appointed as their new Honorary President. Alan will take over the role from Stewart Sutherland, Baron Sutherland of Houndwood, who has decided to stand down from his commitment. Speaking about the appointment, Dr…
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Scotland Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:06:25 +0000
Dementia study finds damage spreads through brain by 'jumping' between cells http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42889-dementia-study-finds-damage-spreads-through-brain-by-jumping-between-cells http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42889-dementia-study-finds-damage-spreads-through-brain-by-jumping-between-cells Dementia study finds damage spreads through brain by 'jumping' between cells
A new study on dementia has found how damage spreads through the brain by "jumping" between cells. Scientists used new technology to discover key chemicals disrupting brain cells in a common type of the condition. Tissue from people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) showed protein builds up in vital…
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Scotland Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:29:06 +0000
Nicola Sturgeon urges constituents to report child sexual exploitation concerns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42885-nicola-sturgeon-urges-constituents-to-report-child-sexual-exploitation-concerns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42885-nicola-sturgeon-urges-constituents-to-report-child-sexual-exploitation-concerns Nicola Sturgeon urges constituents to report child sexual exploitation concerns
Nicola Sturgeon has urged residents in her constituency to report concerns about child sexual exploitation to the police. Officers are investigating claims of abuse in the Govanhill area of Glasgow. It follows a report in the The Times newspaper last week in which s pecialist agencies, social workers and residents…
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Scotland Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:53:53 +0000
Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards have officially opened http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42892-nominations-for-the-2018-scottish-social-services-awards-have-officially-opened http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42892-nominations-for-the-2018-scottish-social-services-awards-have-officially-opened Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards have officially opened
Nominations for the Scottish Social Services Awards #SSS18 have officially opened this week, inviting entries from the best in social services. It features a new special policy focus award to recognise excellence in Children’s Services and to mark 2018 also being the Year of Young People. Children’s Services play a…
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Scotland Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:24:25 +0000
Fostered sisters who were 'beaten and abused' taking legal action against council http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42881-fostered-sisters-who-were-beaten-and-abused-taking-legal-action-against-council http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42881-fostered-sisters-who-were-beaten-and-abused-taking-legal-action-against-council Fostered sisters who were 'beaten and abused' taking legal action against council
Three sisters are taking legal action against a council over claims they were abused by their foster parents for nearly two decades. The siblings say they were "beaten and abused" by John and Alma Cassidy during the 1990s and 2000s. According to the Daily Record physical attacks are said to…
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Scotland Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:13:57 +0000
Police investigating Roma child prostitution claims in Glasgow's southside http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42878-police-investigating-roma-child-prostitution-claims-in-glasgow-s-southside http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42878-police-investigating-roma-child-prostitution-claims-in-glasgow-s-southside Police investigating Roma child prostitution claims in Glasgow's southside
Police are to investigate claims that children as young as 12 are routinely being sold for sex in one of Scotland's most deprived areas. Locals in the Govanhill area of Glasgow told The Times newspaper of being offered Roma children for sex or being approached outside bars by youngsters themselves.…
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Scotland Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:42:20 +0000
SNP suspends former Early Years Minister over fresh misconduct allegations http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42875-snp-suspends-former-early-years-minister-over-fresh-misconduct-allegations http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42875-snp-suspends-former-early-years-minister-over-fresh-misconduct-allegations SNP suspends former Early Years Minister over fresh misconduct allegations
The SNP has suspended Mark McDonald after fresh allegations were made about the conduct of the former Scottish Government minister. Party chiefs said they had made the decision after new information about the Aberdeen Donside MSP was brought to them in the last 24 hours. It comes 12 days after…
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Scotland Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:29:37 +0000
£17bn a year extra on public services under Labour, pledges John McDonnell http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42862-17bn-a-year-extra-on-public-services-under-labour-pledges-john-mcdonnell http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42862-17bn-a-year-extra-on-public-services-under-labour-pledges-john-mcdonnell £17bn a year extra on public services under Labour, pledges John McDonnell
Labour would spend around £17 billion a year extra on the NHS, social care, schools and local government, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said. The extra spending would be paid for by tax rises for corporations and "the rich", set out in the "grey book" that accompanied Labour's General Election…
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Scotland Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:57:39 +0000
Woman dies after fire at Aberdeenshire Council sheltered housing complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42858-woman-dies-after-fire-at-aberdeenshire-council-sheltered-housing-complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42858-woman-dies-after-fire-at-aberdeenshire-council-sheltered-housing-complex Woman dies after fire at Aberdeenshire Council sheltered housing complex
An elderly woman has died after a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeenshire. Police and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to a report of a fire in Nether Davah House on Golf Crescent, Inverurie. Emergency services said the fire, which broke out at 5.35pm on…
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Scotland Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:01:24 +0000
Legal win lets Scotland be first country with minimum unit pricing for alcohol http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42852-legal-win-lets-scotland-be-first-country-with-minimum-unit-pricing-for-alcohol http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42852-legal-win-lets-scotland-be-first-country-with-minimum-unit-pricing-for-alcohol Legal win lets Scotland be first country with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol. Supreme Court justices gave their backing to the controversial measure in what ministers in Edinburgh hailed as an "historic and far-reaching judgment". Seven justices at the UK's highest court dismissed a legal challenge that…
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Scotland Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:37:12 +0000
Priory Group aquires Ayrshire-based care provider for undisclosed sum http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42849-priory-group-aquires-ayrshire-based-care-provider-for-undisclosed-sum http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42849-priory-group-aquires-ayrshire-based-care-provider-for-undisclosed-sum Priory Group aquires Ayrshire-based care provider for undisclosed sum
Aspire Scotland, a bespoke care and education services for children and young people in the UK, has been sold to the Priory Group for an undisclosed sum. Aspire Scotland operates seven homes in Scotland and caters for vulnerable children and young people, providing a safe, nurturing and ‘family’ environment. It…
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Scotland Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:54:27 +0000
Scots victims of child sexual abuse failed by lack of specialist support, NSPCC http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42847-scots-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-failed-by-lack-of-specialist-support-nspcc http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42847-scots-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-failed-by-lack-of-specialist-support-nspcc Scots victims of child sexual abuse failed by lack of specialist support, NSPCC
Children suffering sexual abuse in Scotland are being failed by a lack of specialist support, a charity has warned. New research by NSPCC Scotland found access to recovery services remains patchy and fragmented despite a greater spotlight on child sexual abuse over the past decade. The charity said more than…
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Scotland Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:18:42 +0000
Ex-Crown Office boss to lead task force tackling sexual crime among young people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42841-ex-crown-office-boss-to-lead-task-force-tackling-sexual-crime-among-young-people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42841-ex-crown-office-boss-to-lead-task-force-tackling-sexual-crime-among-young-people Ex-Crown Office boss to lead task force tackling sexual crime among young people
A former Crown Office boss is to lead a task force set up to prevent sexual crime involving young people. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said Catherine Dyer would bring a "wealth of experience" as he announced the appointment to MSPs at Holyrood. The expert group was created in response to…
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Scotland Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:11:59 +0000