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A woman has died following a care home fire in Glasgow. The emergency services were called to the blaze at the Arcadia Gardens care home, Kerr Drive, Bridgeton around 4.30pm on Saturday. Four fire engines were sent to the scene and firefighters extinguished a fire in a room at the…
A review of children whose referrals to mental health services were rejected will be held, the First Minister has announced. NHS figures show about one in five referrals was rejected in 2015, with the number affected totalling around 17,000 children and young people over the last three years. Conservative MSP…
The Care Inspectorate has today published the first ever thematic report on inspections of services for adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report shows that the overwhelming majority of care is performing well, and in most cases continuing to improve. There are some outstanding examples of care which is…
Scottish ministers appear to have rejected calls to increase child benefit, saying such a move would see less than a third of the money spent go to families struggling with poverty. Social Security Secretary Angela Constance said if the payments are "topped up" by the Scottish Government, £7 out of…
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