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$50m target for global sleep out

17th September 2019

Originating in Scotland as Sleep in the Park, the event has now gone global for a one-off year to be part of a collaborative effort to tackle homelessness around the world. This year’s Edinburgh event will be held in West Princes Street Gardens with stripped back, live acoustic m…
In response, the RNLI has said that it only spends 2% of its annual expenditure on international drowning prevention activity, and specifically addresses the two projects questioned in the reports. A spokesman said: “Providing the very best search and rescue service in the UK and…

Views sought on fund for disabled

16th September 2019

Views are being sought on an initiative which aims to help disabled people live independent lives. Following the closure of the UK Independent Living Fund (ILF) four years ago, the Scottish Government established a new organisation, Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland. The fun…
The award from The National Lottery Community Fund – which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – will enable Homes for Good to expand and enhance the support it provides to its tenants and…
In the film, the Pulp Fiction actor explains: “The damage to a brain with Alzheimer’s can leave it weighing 140g less than a healthy one. That’s about the weight of an orange…this shows us it is a physical disease…” Jackson goes on to describe how: “dementia strikes at humanity’s…
Sunday’s event (15 September), which finished with a party led by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at the home of Scottish Rugby, BT Murrayfield, was the last of this year’s four Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalks with Arnold Clark. Around 2,200 walkers gathered at Holyrood Park at 9.30am…
Funding Scotland has a new look and is stuffed full with new features. Since we launched back in 2014 we’ve listened to our users and been constantly evolving and improving. We hope you enjoy exploring the new features. New features Our new version uses the latest…
The First Minister said: “Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail has been a huge success. The colourful statues of one of Scotland’s cultural icons have become a familiar sight across the country this summer and I am sure I will not be the only person to miss seeing them on our streets. “…
The document said: “The adult social care market is already fragile due to declining financial viability of providers. “An increase in inflation following EU exit would significantly impact adult social care providers due to increasing staff and supply costs, and may lead to prov…
This is a steep rise on the previous year’s total of 400, with 353 delayed for health and social care reasons. The figures have consistently increased in recent years, with 373 deaths in 2016 and 282 in 2015. There was wide variation throughout Scotland, with NHS Lothian reportin…

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