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Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, has officially opened the latest 120-bedded care home to be completed as part of the council's £100m Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme. Councillor Aitken performed the honours at the opening ceremony for the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock. Riverside was previously…
A care home for older people south of Glasgow has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Greenlaw Grove Care Home in Newton Mearns following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
Holyrood's four opposition parties have united in a bid to force the Scottish Government to take tougher action on fuel poverty. Tory housing spokesman Graham Simpson, Labour's Alex Rowley, who speaks on communities, Green energy spokesman Mark Ruskell and his Liberal Democrat counterpart Liam McArthur have sent a joint letter…
Almost one in four people over the age of 65 are struggling financially, showing there is no end to "pensioner poverty", a new report claims. Age UK said despite so many older people having money problems, around £3.5 billion in financial help was going unclaimed every year in benefits, including…
A project aimed at tackling malnutrition among older people in Scotland has received a £1.2 million funding boost. The Food Train charity's Eat Well, Age Well scheme plans to create a network to test ways of helping older people eat well and avoid malnutrition which affects one in 10 of…
Nine in 10 Members of Parliament do not believe the social care system is fit for purpose, a new poll suggests. A survey of 101 English MPs found that only 10% believe the current social care system is suitable for the UK's ageing population. The research, carried out by older…
A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Hero Quest VR is a nautical navigation game that collects data on spatial awareness behaviour as it is played, with two minutes of play time being equal to five hours of…
The cost of free personal and nursing care for elderly Scots reached a record high of almost £500 million in 2015-16, a new report has revealed. Councils spent £371 million on personal care for those who receive help to allow them to continue living at home while a further £127…
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