I joined Renfrewshire Council in late 2018 in the newly-created post of Paisley Partnership, Strategic Lead for Cultural Regeneration, having previously held culture-related roles with the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and a variety of other organisations. On 29th November 2019 I was … [Read more...] about Leonie’s Blog: Culture, Health and Social Change
We will be presenting a poster on the impact of Arts, Culture and Heritage on people's health and wellbeing at the Faculty of Public Health Conference 2019 on 28th and 29th November 2019. The poster showcases the work that VHS has carried out over the last few years to build bridges and strengthen … [Read more...] about VHS poster at the Faculty of Public Health Conference 2019
Will you join our working group for accessible cancer screenings? Living in Scotland there are lots of things to look forward to as you get older: free bus travel, retirement - and the inevitable envelope inviting you to a routine cancer screening For people living with multiple sclerosis … [Read more...] about Heather’s Blog: Enabling access to screening
Scots walk more now than they did five years ago, according to our latest public opinion survey. According to a poll we commissioned, 42% reported they were walking more often, listing health reasons or a change in personal circumstances, such as having more time or moving house, as the most common … [Read more...] about Ian’s blog: Scots take steps to better health
The Culture Strategy for Scotland, which is still in draft form, provides a renewed focus on the role of art and culture in all aspects of our society. As the Cabinet Secretary for Culture said in her address to launch the development of the Culture Strategy in June 2017: “We know that culture has … [Read more...] about Jan-Bert’s blog: Creating a Shared Space for Culture and Health
Kerry McKenzie works with NHS Health Scotland and leads a programme of work to tackle child poverty. She talks here about the impact of poverty on children’s health and wellbeing and the positive action that is being taken in Scotland. We all agree that Scotland must, and should, be a place … [Read more...] about NHS Health Scotland Blog: Child poverty – it’s just not on
The right to access independent advocacy is being extended to more people via the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018. The Act says that Scottish Ministers must make independent advocacy services available to disabled people who, because of their disability, need the support of an independent … [Read more...] about Lindsay’s Blog: Draft Social Security Standards consultation – your chance to contribute!
VHS have submitted our response to the Health and Sport Committee Stage 2 Inquiry which asks, what should primary care look like for the next generation? Our vision for the future of primary care is for an effective, person centred and compassionate system that understands its role in addressing … [Read more...] about Voluntary Health Scotland Response to the Health and Sport Committee Stage 2 Inquiry into Primary Care