A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?
By Nicola Croal First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon asked teachers in October last year to write letters to the Scottish government about their teaching experiences. The call by Sturgeon was made after an anonymous letter was read out in the Scottish … Continue reading Teachers’ shocking complaints to Sturgeon
by Erin Kearns Scotland’s first drug and alcohol strategy in a decade aims to treat the issue as a public health concern rather than a criminal justice one. Joe Fitzpatrick, SNP MSP and Scottish Public Health Minister, in a document … Continue reading Public Health approach to Drug and Alcohol Strategy
By Sanjeev Mann A new campaign called Hate Has No Home was launched this week to even further combat hate crime in Scotland. The campaign came from a partnership between the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and The Crown Office and … Continue reading Hate Crime In Scotland: Sectarianism still an issue
By Natalie Miller COSLA (The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) are reporting that any more cuts to local funding will have ‘severe consequences’ for jobs across the country. In November, a forecast by the Accounts Commission predicted that Scotland’s councils could be facing a shortfall of more than £550 million in just two years’ time. Speaking in advance of the Scottish Government laying out its spending plans for next year, COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “The Scottish Government needs to realise that if as a result of their political choices the local government settlement is cut again next week … Continue reading A loss for government funding