As part of a research project at the University of Stirling, we are seeking the opinions of Arran and North Ayrshire residents on local food and its role in public food procurement. In collaboration with Arran-based farm Woodside Arran CIC, this research project aims to add to the base of evidence for more local authorities across [...]
Penumbra Vacancies are noted below: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/penumbra/vms/e/careers/positions/atOGi7li9i2AxulXBRDWX9 Recovery Practitioner - This is a part-time position for 18.75 hours. https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/penumbra/vms/e/careers/positions/coM_WlVm9d0RiEk8dXqw9J Recovery Practitioner - This is a full-time position for 37.5 hours. The closing date for both positions is Sunday 19th September.
The Herbert Protocol is a well-established initiative that helps support vulnerable persons who are living with dementia or memory loss. The initiative is already used in some Divisions across Police Scotland as well as the wider UK. On 1st September 2021 Ayrshire Division is launching the Herbert Protocol. The protocol encourages carers, family and friends to [...]
An engagement exercise has been launched to gather views on how establishing a Minimum Income Guarantee could be designed and delivered in Scotland. This dialogue will close on Thursday 16 September 2021.
The number of alcohol-specific deaths has increased by 17% to 1,190 in 2020, up from 1,020 in 2019 in Scotland. This is the largest number of deaths due to alcohol recorded since 2008. Other key findings show that in 2020: Probable suicide deaths decreased by 3% to 805 deaths, from 833 in 2019. There was a [...]
A media campaign has been launched to encourage homeowners to install interlinked heat and smoke alarms new fire safety laws come into effect next year. From February all homeowners will be required to have interlinked alarms. Most homes will also require a carbon monoxide alarm. Private rented and new-build homes must already meet these standards, but [...]
The Women’s Health Plan outlines ambitious improvement and change in areas including menopause, heart health, menstrual health including endometriosis, and sexual health. Key actions include: appointing a national Women’s Health Champion and a Women’s Health Lead in every NHS board establishing a Women’s Health Research Fund to close gaps in scientific and medical knowledge providing a [...]