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Written 13 posts

Laura and Connor’s story

13th June 2019

Bringing up, and caring for, a disabled child or young person can and should be a positive and rewarding experience. It’s really important that families with a disabled child or young person are supported at an early stage to enable them to cope with the stresses and demands of their caring role, and to look…

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Brody’s story

29th May 2019

Families with disabled children often say that they’re not able to take full advantage of what Scotland has to offer because of worries they have about how accessible the places they want to go are for people with disabilities.  Read Brody and Laura’s story below to find out more.  My seven-year-old son Brody is an…

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Ross’s story

10th May 2019

This blog post is part of a series highlighting support available for disabled young people and their families. You can find out more in our guidance: Supporting disabled children, young people and their families. Ross is a young campaigner at the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). He and other young campaigners have been working with…

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Lisa’s story

3rd May 2019

Lisa’s story shows how she, as a young disabled person, exercised the rights described in the Rights Awareness section of the Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their families guidance to make a big life decision – something that’s had a really positive impact on her life. Hi, my name is Lisa. I have a…

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Tom’s story

24th April 2019

Caring for a child with exceptional health care needs is an intense and often stressful job, which can feel lonely at times. Tom’s mum Laura tells their story.

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Guest Blog: Alasdair Bennett, Bethany Christian Trust

29th March 2019

Bethany Care Shelter fixed venue New raised beds and comfy mattresses!  New fixed 32 week venue!  We are so thankful to be at Diadem, part of Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church in Edinburgh.  Our larger single venue also has laundry, showers and new toilet facilities. This is desperately needed with over 70 people a night given…

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Sharing views to tackle hate crime

22nd February 2019

Our public consultation on hate crime legislation is closing this week (Sunday 24 February). We’re looking for your views on a number of issues including how best to tackle gender based prejudice and misogyny. Over the past few months, we’ve also been running a series of roadshows across the country and we’d like to thank…

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Guest blog: Ann Loughrey, Chair of the Independent Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel

20th February 2019

In this day and age, it is unacceptable that people in Scotland can’t heat their homes properly or pay for the energy to cook their food.  I am proud that as a nation we are tackling this issue.  It is a challenging but exciting time because today the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland)…

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Guest blog: Phil Wray, Head of Projects at Glasgow City Mission

5th February 2019

Working together to tackle rough sleeping Most of us have had the heart-rending experience of walking through a city on a cold winter morning past a figure in a sleeping bag tucked into a doorway. None of us wants a Scotland where this happens. In 2010, Glasgow City Mission established the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter,…

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World Homeless Day – Jon Sparkes

10th October 2018

A guest blog from Jon Sparkes, CEO of Crisis. Ending Homelessness Together The Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group completed its work in June 2018 after nine months of intense activity to answer four key questions: What could be done to reduce the number of people rough sleeping in the winter of 2017/18 How can…

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