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Health and social care services in Aberdeen are delivering good outcomes for many older people, but improvements are also needed in key areas. That is the view of inspectors following a joint inspection of services for older people across the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership. It looked at…
Scotland's Social Security Secretary has called for "radical" reform of the personal independence payment (PIP) system across the UK. Angela Constance highlighted figures showing almost two-thirds (65%) of disabled people who dispute their PIP award are successful. The Scottish Government is currently consulting on a Scottish social security system with…
Councils should be legally compelled to provide flexible childcare, according to Scottish Labour. The Scottish Government provides 600 hours of free childcare but councils are under no statutory duty to meet parent demand, Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said. She will outline proposals for a legal guarantee of flexible childcare for…
The Education Secretary has pledged to tackle public mistrust of the controversial named person scheme as MSPs voted through orders to halt its introduction. The Scottish Government has been forced to delay the roll-out of the policy after the UK Supreme Court ruled some elements are ''incompatible'' with the right…
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