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A project to reduce social isolation and increase independence among young wheelchair users has been launched by the First Minister. Nicola Sturgeon met youngsters at an event run by charity Whizz-Kidz, which aims to use youth clubs, residential camps, wheelchair skills training and work placements to build the aspirations of…
Nearly 1,600 people in Scotland have been informed about the abusive past of their partners in the three years since the introduction of disclosure scheme. The number of requests increased each year, with more than 3,500 requests for disclosure made since October 1 2015. This year there have been more…
Scotland’s first major trauma centre has opened in Aberdeen. The centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will treat the most seriously injured patients across the north of Scotland. It is the first of four centres due to open as part of Scotland’s trauma network. The second, in Dundee, has an opening…
Thousands of people across Scotland are being forced into poverty due to welfare cuts, according to an official report. The Scottish Government’s paper finds that the benefit freeze alone has led to reductions in spending of around £190 million in 2018/2019, rising to around £370 million by 2020/21. It also…
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