Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:30:40 +0000 en-gb Scottish charities supporting victims of abuse welcome switch to three-year funding http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41338-scottish-charities-supporting-victims-of-abuse-welcome-switch-to-three-year-funding http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41338-scottish-charities-supporting-victims-of-abuse-welcome-switch-to-three-year-funding Scottish charities supporting victims of abuse welcome switch to three-year funding
Charities dedicated to helping abuse survivors and victims of rape are to be given funding from the Scottish Government on a three-year basis in future. Equalities Secretary Angela Constance announced the move, which she said would provide "greater clarity and reassurance" for organisations working in the area. From July 2017,…
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Scotland Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:22:41 +0000
Fiona Duncan appointed as chair of independent review into Scottish care system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41332-fiona-duncan-appointed-as-chair-of-independent-review-into-scottish-care-system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41332-fiona-duncan-appointed-as-chair-of-independent-review-into-scottish-care-system Fiona Duncan appointed as chair of independent review into Scottish care system
Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, has been appointed as the chair to the independent root and branch Care Review in Scotland. The Review will look at the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos of the care system. It will be driven and shaped by the…
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Scotland Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:47:34 +0000
'Key weaknesses' highlighted following inspection of Moray children's services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41331-key-weaknesses-highlighted-following-inspection-of-moray-children-s-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41331-key-weaknesses-highlighted-following-inspection-of-moray-children-s-services 'Key weaknesses' highlighted following inspection of Moray children's services
Services for children and young people in Moray need to make important improvements, inspectors have said. It follows an inspection which identified key weaknesses in the way services were being delivered by the Moray Community Planning Partnership. The inspection looked at how well a wide range of services were working…
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Scotland Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:42:42 +0000
£1.4 million funding boost for unpaid carers of people with dementia in Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41324-1-4-million-funding-boost-for-unpaid-carers-of-people-with-dementia-in-scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41324-1-4-million-funding-boost-for-unpaid-carers-of-people-with-dementia-in-scotland £1.4 million funding boost for unpaid carers of people with dementia in Scotland
Almost £1.4 million funding has been awarded to a social enterprise network that brings together unpaid carers of people with dementia. The funding will be used to support carers in Scotland to have a greater say in the day to day issues that affect them and those they care for.…
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Scotland Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:50 +0000
Scottish Parliament to explore health and social care stakeholder engagment http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41307-scottish-parliament-to-explore-health-and-social-care-stakeholder-engagment http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41307-scottish-parliament-to-explore-health-and-social-care-stakeholder-engagment Scottish Parliament to explore health and social care stakeholder engagment
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee are to explore whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care. All integration authorities have a duty to involve stakeholders and ensure that…
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Scotland Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:05:00 +0000
Three men and two women arrested for human trafficking in Glasgow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41297-three-men-and-two-women-arrested-for-human-trafficking-in-glasgow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41297-three-men-and-two-women-arrested-for-human-trafficking-in-glasgow Three men and two women arrested for human trafficking in Glasgow
Five people have been arrested in connection with alleged human trafficking and related offences. Three men aged 28, 35 and 58 and two women aged 25 and 40 are being held in custody following an intelligence-led operation by Police Scotland on the southside of Glasgow. Officers from the specialist crime…
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Scotland Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:55:56 +0000
New standards for forensic exams of sexual abuse victims in Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41281-new-standards-for-forensic-exams-of-sexual-abuse-victims-in-scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41281-new-standards-for-forensic-exams-of-sexual-abuse-victims-in-scotland New standards for forensic exams of sexual abuse victims in Scotland
New national standards for forensic examinations of sex crime victims are to be introduced. Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been commissioned to produce the standards, which will ensure a consistent approach in examining victims following a rape or sexual assault. They will also ensure NHS boards are clear in their role…
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Scotland Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:11:00 +0000
Scottish charity secures funding to support access rights for people with dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41273-scottish-charity-secures-funding-to-support-access-rights-for-people-with-dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41273-scottish-charity-secures-funding-to-support-access-rights-for-people-with-dementia Scottish charity secures funding to support access rights for people with dementia
£100,000 funding has been awarded to Scottish charity MECOPP, to provide legal support to people affected by dementia to help them access their rights to self-directed support. Self-directed Support (SDS) gives people the power to decide how to spend the money or 'budget' that has been allocated to them if…
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Scotland Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:22:09 +0000
New Scottish data shows clear link between deprivation and child development http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41274-new-scottish-data-shows-clear-link-between-deprivation-and-child-development http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41274-new-scottish-data-shows-clear-link-between-deprivation-and-child-development New Scottish data shows clear link between deprivation and child development
Children from the poorest parts of Scotland are more than twice as likely to have concerns recorded about their development. New figures show more than a quarter (26%) of children from the most deprived areas had at least one developmental concern identified during reviews offered to every child reaching 27…
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Scotland Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:08:31 +0000
Homeless families with children now 'spend longer in temporary accommodation' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41251-homeless-families-with-children-now-spend-longer-in-temporary-accommodation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41251-homeless-families-with-children-now-spend-longer-in-temporary-accommodation Homeless families with children now 'spend longer in temporary accommodation'
The median time homeless families with children spend in temporary accommodation in Scotland has risen by almost 20% in the past two years, a new report shows. A report by housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland found families with children spent around one million days in local authority temporary homeless…
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Scotland Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:18:28 +0000
Judges consider Rachel Fee's appeal against conviction for murdering son http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41250-judges-consider-rachel-fee-s-appeal-against-conviction-for-murdering-son http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41250-judges-consider-rachel-fee-s-appeal-against-conviction-for-murdering-son Judges consider Rachel Fee's appeal against conviction for murdering son
A mother jailed for life for murdering her toddler son will have to wait to find out if her appeal against the conviction has been successful. Rachel Fee, 32, argues that the judge in her 2016 trial misdirected the jury about the lesser charge of culpable homicide before sending them…
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Scotland Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:00:52 +0000
Motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman dies at 31 http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41247-motor-neurone-disease-campaigner-gordon-aikman-dies-at-31 http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41247-motor-neurone-disease-campaigner-gordon-aikman-dies-at-31 Motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman dies at 31
Motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman has died aged 31. Mr Aikman was just 29 and working as director of research for the Better Together side during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign when he was given his diagnosis. His husband, Joe Pike, announced his death on Twitter saying:…
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Scotland Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:51:46 +0000
Glasgow 'fix room' for heroin users would save NHS millions, analysis indicates http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41244-glasgow-fix-room-for-heroin-users-would-save-nhs-millions-analysis-indicates http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41244-glasgow-fix-room-for-heroin-users-would-save-nhs-millions-analysis-indicates Glasgow 'fix room' for heroin users would save NHS millions, analysis indicates
Opening a unit where addicts can inject drugs under supervision would save the NHS millions and provide a safer environment for heroin users, according to researchers. Analysis by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership (GHSCP) found public injecting places considerable financial costs on health, social care and criminal justice systems.…
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Scotland Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:53:41 +0000
Scotish Government launch health & social care workforce consultation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41238-scotish-government-launch-health-social-care-workforce-consultation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41238-scotish-government-launch-health-social-care-workforce-consultation Scotish Government launch health & social care workforce consultation
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a new strategy for healthcare staff in Scotland to close the "gap" in supply. The national workforce plan is aimed at tackling the challenges facing the NHS and social care staff, including the increasing demands of an ageing population. Among the suggestions…
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Scotland Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:05:00 +0000
Child abuse inquiry must look at migrants programme, says Gordon Brown http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41235-child-abuse-inquiry-must-look-at-migrants-programme-says-gordon-brown http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41235-child-abuse-inquiry-must-look-at-migrants-programme-says-gordon-brown Child abuse inquiry must look at migrants programme, says Gordon Brown
An inquiry into historic abuse must consider the 200 Scottish youngsters who were amongst the thousands of child migrants abused after being sent to Australia and other Commonwealth nations, Gordon Brown has said. The former PM said that in some cases, "abuse was piled upon abuse" for those involved in…
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Scotland Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:32:09 +0000