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Baby boxes will be sent out to new parents across Scotland from this week, as the scheme is introduced across the country. The delivery of the boxes, containing essential items such as clothes, books and blankets, will begin on Tuesday. The national roll-out follows pilot projects in Orkney and Clackmannanshire…
Scotland is being urged to become a world leader in tackling period poverty by bringing in new legislation that would force ministers to ensure sanitary products are provided free for those who need them. Labour MSP Monica Lennon is launching a consultation on a members' Bill aimed at ending the…
The prototype house that will be used in a new village for homeless people is being unveiled in Edinburgh. Work has begun on the Social Bite village in the Granton area of the city, which is expected to be up and running before Christmas. Organisers say it aims to provide…
The number of patients being kept in hospital who are well enough to leave has risen slightly, new figures have shown. Official statistics from a census carried out in hospitals in June found 1,300 people had to stay in hospital due to delayed discharge, also known as bed-blocking. Delayed discharge…
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