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The number of disabled people either homeless or at risk of being made homeless has soared over recent years. Scottish Labour analysis of official figures revealed that in 2013/14 there were 898 people with a physical disability identified as homeless or at risk of homelessness. That figure increased to 1,292…
Alzheimer Scotland offshoot, Caledonia Social Care, has been offically launched today in Glasgow. The new company will take over the charity’s existing social care services across central Scotland and is being billed as a step forward for employee ownership in Scotland. With a projected £2.5 million annual turnover, it will…
New powers to tackle human trafficking and exploitation have come into effect. From Friday, courts will be able to impose trafficking and exploitation prevention orders on people convicted of trafficking and exploitation offences. The orders can impose a range of restrictions such as preventing offenders from employing staff, working with…
UK Government welfare cuts are expected to reduce annual social security spending in Scotland by almost £4 billion by 2020/21, according to a new report. The Scottish Government's update on the impacts of reforms made since 2010 said about £0.9 billion of the cut was due to measures announced by…
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