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
Our latest e-bulletin is packed with information for and about voluntary health organisations. Download it here Sign up to receive it direct each month … [Read more...] about What’s new? Read our October 2019 e-bulletin
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
Walking is a simple and cheap way for older adults to exercise. However, the ability to get out of the house and access the community has benefits far beyond exercise. It helps to maintain community links and social contact, which in turn supports mental and cognitive health. Through our Walking … [Read more...] about Kate’s Blog: Rights of way: What affects older adults walking to stay healthy and happy?
Health Defence Scotland for Healthier Lives As Health Defence Scotland Lead for the charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, I feel privileged to be able to see in practice how we are supporting the Right to Health. But what does the Right to Health really mean? I had time to reflect on this … [Read more...] about Jo’s Blog: Health Defence Scotland for Healthier Lives
Our latest news bulletin is packed with useful information for and about voluntary health organisations. Download it here Sign up to receive it direct each month … [Read more...] about What’s new? Read our September e-bulletin
Here at Children's Health Scotland children and young people’s (CYP) health rights underpin all our work – services, activities and publications. In particular, our work is based on the 10 standards (or rights for CYP healthcare) of the European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) charter … [Read more...] about Anne’s Blog: Children and Young People’s Health Rights eLearning Resource
It’s on our televisions, in our books, films and art. It’s all around us in various forms, but it seems we have become increasingly removed from the reality of the one certainty in life: death. Traditional communities and many Scottish traditions around loss and remembrance have faded over time and … [Read more...] about Caroline’s Blog: The Truacanta Project- helping each other with death, dying, loss and care