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£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…
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…
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…
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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