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People who take part in a range of leisure activities in middle age are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to new research. Psychologists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University tested more than 500 people aged 79 for memory, problem solving and thinking ability.…
Projects which develop new ways to help people overcome disadvantage can now apply for a share of £29 million funding. The Scottish Government will direct £18.9 million into the Aspiring Communities Fund to help community organisations find new, long-lasting solutions to poverty. In addition, the £9.7 million Growing the Social…
‘Putting your head above the parapet’ and ‘silo busting’ are two of the categories in the new Scottish Social Services Awards, launched today. Highlighting the commitment of the people in this sector, the awards acknowledge innovation, joined up thinking and a willingness to speak up for vulnerable people. Other categories…
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has met with victims of sexual abuse in the sport to offer support and set out the terms of an independent review of historic incidents. The sport has been rocked by claims from former players across the UK that they were abused by people in…
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