Common Weal Dundee: How workers and trade unionists sent Dundee City Council away to think again on care reforms
The local Common Weal group in Dundee reports on a recent local meeting in which members of the community won a victory against a poorly developed care plan - but the battle is not yet won
DUNDEE CITY CHAMBERS was the venue for a lively meeting of the policy and resources committee last month when more than 50 members of the city’s social care employees and their trade union representatives crammed into the public areas.
Green MSP launches consultation to grant children equal protection from assault
Children to gain new protections in Scotland after consultative bill is published
A CONSULTATION has been launched this Friday (12 May) for a bill in the Scottish Parliament to ensure children in Scotland receive equal protection from assault.
Backed by some of Scotland’s largest charities including the Barnardos, Humanist Society Scotland and the Church of Scotland, John Finnie MSP for the Scottish Greens opened the three month consultation with the aim of guaranteeing equal safety for children.
Outrage as 80% of private care practitioners are paid less than the Living Wage
Between 10,000 and 13000 early learning and care professionals in private sector experience inequality of wages
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT report into the financial situation of early learning and childcare in Scotland has sparked outrage at the level of poverty wages endured by workers in the sector.
Imran Najafi: Why we need more sign language interpreters in our hospitals
Author Imran Najafi says a lack of adequate provisions for deaf people in hospitals leads to an unacceptable lack of communication
WHEN any of us go for a hospital appointment there is always some uncertainty. This is perfectly natural as there's a fear of the unknown. The good thing is we can remove at least some of our anxiety by questioning a consultant.
Working together: How social care in Scotland is about to undergo the biggest change in a generation
CommonSpace journalist David Thomson takes a look at big changes due to come into force in social care in Scotland from this April
ON 15 December 2015, Jane was admitted to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh by her GP because she was suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI) and confusion. After an initial consultation, her GP was not made aware of any other medical issues.