Tag Archives: Scotland

Special needs youngsters get help at the dentists!

Special needs youngsters get ‘friendly’ dental service

Published Date: 15 July 2011

By Kate Shannon
A DENTAL service for children with special needs has been launched by public health minister Michael Matheson.

Bridgeton Health Centre’s paediatric dental service has been re-designed to make it more calming and child-friendly, in an attempt to remove any fears children with special needs may have, particularly those with autism.

The Glasgow centre’s re-developed service was the idea of two NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff, Lyndsay Ovenstone, senior dental officer, and Debbie Connelly, health improvement senior for oral health.

A Partnership Approach To Supporting Unpaid Carers by Glasgow City Council with partners

The way Scotland is helping Unpaid Family Carers.


A Partnership Approach To Supporting Unpaid Carers by Glasgow City Council with partners from Scottish Social Services Council on Vimeo.

Film clip of Glasgow City Council’s A Partnership Approach To Supporting Unpaid Carers project, which received a special commendation at the Care Accolades 2011 Working Better, Working Together category. Partner organisations are Glasgow Carers Support Project, North West Carers Project, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Carers Information Strategy Workers Team, Keep Well Carer Community Nurses, North and West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership, Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Alzheimer Saotland and Glasgow Association for Mental Health.



1 in 71 children is looked after by a kinship carer in Scotland

For too long, there has been a postcode lottery in crucial financial and other support for kinship carers – when will this change?

Holyrood urged to improve support for kinship carers

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  • SUPPORT: Tam Baillie says that family members need assistance.


16 Jun 2011

AT least 15,000 children are being raised in Scotland by members of their extended family because their natural parents are unfit to care for them, a major new study has found.

Drug and alcohol abuse, domes- tic violence and an increase in prison populations have led to a growing trend for extended family members to step up to the parenting role, with researchers describing an “invisible population” of carers who receive little or no support from the state.