Scotland https://www.careappointments.co.uk Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:35:12 +0000 en-gb Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45796-scottish-tories-call-for-national-strategy-to-combat-loneliness-before-end-of-year https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45796-scottish-tories-call-for-national-strategy-to-combat-loneliness-before-end-of-year Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year
The Scottish Conservatives have called on ministers to deliver on a pledge to publish a national strategy to combat loneliness by the end of the year.The government vowed to publish the new strategy, one of the first in the world, by the end of 2018.The Tories said the wait since…
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Scotland Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:19:09 +0000
Cosla issue 'substantial job loss' warning over Scottish Government budget settlement https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45793-cosla-issue-substantial-job-loss-warning-over-scottish-government-budget-settlement https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45793-cosla-issue-substantial-job-loss-warning-over-scottish-government-budget-settlement Cosla issue 'substantial job loss' warning over Scottish Government budget settlement
Scottish councils’ allocations in the draft budget put at risk the delivery of essential services next year, according to local government body Cosla.Total funding for both the revenue and capital budget in the settlement is up more than £210 million, with overall Scottish Government support to local authorities at £11.1…
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Scotland Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:56:41 +0000
Care Inspectorate announce appointment of Peter Macleod as new Chief Executive https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45792-care-inspectorate-announce-appointment-of-peter-macleod-as-new-chief-executive https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45792-care-inspectorate-announce-appointment-of-peter-macleod-as-new-chief-executive Care Inspectorate announce appointment of Peter Macleod as new Chief Executive
The Care Inspectorate have announced the appointment of Peter Macleod as their new Chief Executive.Mr Macleod is currently Director of Children’s Services and Chief Social Worker, at Renfrewshire Council, a post he has held since January 2015. Welcoming the appointment, Paul Edie, Chair, Care Inspectorate said: “I am delighted to…
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Scotland Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:35:54 +0000
Corbyn urges Scottish Government to use power to lift inhumane two-child cap https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45788-corbyn-urges-scottish-government-to-use-power-to-lift-inhumane-two-child-cap https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45788-corbyn-urges-scottish-government-to-use-power-to-lift-inhumane-two-child-cap Corbyn urges Scottish Government to use power to lift inhumane two-child cap
The “cruel” two-child benefits cap must be brought to an end in Scotland, Jeremy Corbyn has said.Speaking in Edinburgh at a Christmas lunch attended by people who have experienced poverty, the Labour Party leader described the cap as “inhumane” and said that much more must be done to tackle the…
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Scotland Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:43:09 +0000
Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45785-child-sexual-abuse-at-care-home-not-properly-investigated-council-admits https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45785-child-sexual-abuse-at-care-home-not-properly-investigated-council-admits Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits
A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has revealed numerous problems at the Woodhead Road children’s unit, where the abuse took place between 1990 and 1996.The former care…
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Scotland Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:29:25 +0000
Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45776-time-limit-for-sexual-harassment-complaints-against-msps-could-be-scrapped https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45776-time-limit-for-sexual-harassment-complaints-against-msps-could-be-scrapped Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped
Plans to scrap the one-year time limit on raising sexual harassment complaints against MSPs have been put forward at the Scottish Parliament.The proposal is one of a series of recommendations made by a working group set up in the wake of concerns about sexual harassment in Scottish politics.Following a survey…
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Scotland Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:08:11 +0000
‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45775-total-incompetence-led-to-payoff-for-outgoing-health-board-boss-being-doubled https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45775-total-incompetence-led-to-payoff-for-outgoing-health-board-boss-being-doubled ‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled
A former NHS Tayside boss was given double the payoff she was entitled to because of the “total incompetence” of the assistant chief executive, MSPs have learned.A settlement payment of more than £64,000 to former chief executive Lesley McLay was in lieu of six months’ notice, despite only having three…
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Scotland Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:02:17 +0000
Scottish budget ‘misses opportunity to tackle poverty’, according to charities https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45772-scottish-budget-misses-opportunity-to-tackle-poverty-according-to-charities https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45772-scottish-budget-misses-opportunity-to-tackle-poverty-according-to-charities Scottish budget ‘misses opportunity to tackle poverty’, according to charities
The Scottish Government has “missed an opportunity” to tackle poverty in its budget for 2019-2020, according to charities.In Holyrood on Wednesday, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced funding of more than £825 million, as part of a total investment in excess of £3 billion, to deliver 50,000 affordable homes over the…
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Scotland Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:36:01 +0000
New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’ https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45770-new-campaign-urges-childcare-providers-to-promote-gender-equal-play https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45770-new-campaign-urges-childcare-providers-to-promote-gender-equal-play New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’
A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare.The Care Inspectorate – the body which inspects registered childcare providers – said the initiative has been brought in because “childhood and play is becoming more gendered and polarised between girls and boys”.It…
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Scotland Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:13:41 +0000
New study finds cancer patients in rural areas at 'clear survival disadvantage' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45767-new-study-finds-cancer-patients-in-rural-areas-at-clear-survival-disadvantage https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45767-new-study-finds-cancer-patients-in-rural-areas-at-clear-survival-disadvantage New study finds cancer patients in rural areas at 'clear survival disadvantage'
People living in rural areas are less likely to survive cancer than those who live in cities, according to a new global review.Researchers examined 39 studies and found 30 of them reported a "clear survival disadvantage" for rural people compared to those living in urban areas.The study found those living…
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Scotland Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:47:27 +0000
NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45764-nhs-boards-could-be-losing-out-on-hundreds-of-thousands-of-pounds-msps-told https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45764-nhs-boards-could-be-losing-out-on-hundreds-of-thousands-of-pounds-msps-told NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told
Health boards in Scotland are missing out on potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds by not claiming back money due for treating non-European citizens, a Holyrood committee has heard.Under a scheme introduced by the Department of Health in 2014, health boards and NHS trusts across the UK that report the…
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Scotland Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:13:58 +0000
Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45757-doing-puzzles-boosts-brain-in-old-age-but-won-t-protect-against-mental-decline https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45757-doing-puzzles-boosts-brain-in-old-age-but-won-t-protect-against-mental-decline Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline
Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.Researchers found that, while regular problem-solving will boost mental ability in old age, it had no impact on the rate of mental decline…
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Scotland Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:32:17 +0000
New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45756-new-hotline-for-reporting-child-sexual-exploitation-launched-in-scotland https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45756-new-hotline-for-reporting-child-sexual-exploitation-launched-in-scotland New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland
A new hotline for reporting the sexual exploitation of children has been launched by Barnardo’s Scotland and Crimestoppers.The Nightwatch Hotline will enable people to anonymously pass on information to the charities and police if they suspect a child is being sexually abused – especially for people working in Scotland’s night-time…
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Scotland Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:14:11 +0000
New payment to help low-income families with costs of raising children launched in Scotland https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45750-new-payment-to-help-low-income-families-with-costs-of-raising-children-launched-in-scotland https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45750-new-payment-to-help-low-income-families-with-costs-of-raising-children-launched-in-scotland New payment to help low-income families with costs of raising children launched in Scotland
A new payment to help cover the costs of having children has been introduced in Scotland.Families on low incomes can now apply for the Best Start Grant, with applications opening on Monday.It replaces the Sure Start Maternity Grant, which made a one-off payment of £500.The grant will mean that eligible…
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Scotland Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:35:47 +0000
Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45746-teenager-denies-raping-and-murdering-six-year-old-alesha-macphail-on-bute https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45746-teenager-denies-raping-and-murdering-six-year-old-alesha-macphail-on-bute Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute
A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is accused of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha.She was at the start of a three-week break visiting family…
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Scotland Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:00:00 +0000