User and Carer Involvement (UCI)

Inspiring Breaks and Workshops

Shared Care Scotland

Working together to achieve person-centred short breaks and respite care

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Sat-nav being used to keep track of dementia sufferers who get lost

GPS 'Buddies' enable relatives to keep track of their loved ones via a website or helpline.

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Isolated Older People

Beyond practical needs: Explore the benefits of regular social interaction for isolated older people

A free conference promoting mental health improvement through social interaction.... more...

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Vision and falls

Visibility is looking for some people to work to research the impact of vision loss on mobility.  We would like to hear your stories and work with you to develop appropriate advice and techniques to reduce the risk of falling. 

 Contact Shelagh or Jamie on 0141 332 4632.

Pensioners’ groups defend benefits levels for older people

Charities have reacted in anger to a call for pensioners to lose benefits such as free TV licenses and winter fuel allowances in a bid to ease the financial burden on younger people.

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Can Personalisation be both effective and efficient?

On Monday 21 March at the RSE, there will be a seminar relating to the provision of personal care, entitled 'Can "Personalisation" be both effective and efficient?'

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Inclusion Scotland

Demand for fairer benfits test as two die 

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The Voice of Disabled People in Dumfries and Galloway

Welcome to DGVoice

We believe that disabled people in Dumfries and Galloway can improve their quality of life by joining together with a united voice that is heard in the right places

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Access to advocacy and personalisation in rural communities

Creating a Fairer Britain

In early 2009 the Equality and Human Rights Commission argued for radical reform of social care in our original report, "From Safety Net to Springboard...

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