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The cost of free personal and nursing care for elderly Scots reached a record high of almost £500 million in 2015-16, a new report has revealed. Councils spent £371 million on personal care for those who receive help to allow them to continue living at home while a further £127…
Services for children and young people in West Lothian are improving outcomes for children and having a positive impact on their lives, inspectors have said, while noting that some services could further improve. These are the key findings of a joint inspection of services for children and young people in…
The rise in youngsters living in poverty should "shock" the Scottish Government into increasing child benefit payments to families, Kezia Dugdale said. The Scottish Labour leader spoke out after the Catholic Church became the latest organisation to back a £5 a week rise in the amount families receive. Her party…
Paramedics are dealing with more than 10,000 mental health-related call-outs each year, according to new figures uncovered by the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Ambulance crews were called to 10,895 incidents in 2016/17 where the primary health issue was psychiatric. Statistics gathered by the Lib Dems through Freedom of Information also show…
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