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Bonnybridge care home is ‘excellent’

An innovative outdoor project for elderly residents has helped a Bonnybridge care home gain top marks for its work.

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The Forth Valley First Responders team are among the nominees

Forth Valley health staff are finalists

A student nurse, a dentist and a healthcare team from Forth Valley have been selected as finalists at the Scottish Health Awards.

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Helping people at the most difficult time of their life

Helping people at the most difficult time of their life

Volunteers are being urged to come forward to support people living with long term conditions which affect their health.

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Housing provider closes care homes leaving elderly in limbo

Housing provider closes care homes leaving elderly in limbo

Campaigners described an elderly housing provider’s decision to close its care homes as a “disaster” for families across Falkirk.

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Celebrating older people in our society

Celebrating older people in our society

The annual Older People’s Day held by CVS Falkirk has been hailed as “the best ever”.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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Sensory awareness training

Sensory awareness training

Helping people with sensory loss to know their rights is part of a new project launched this week.

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Monthly tea parties for older people can ward off the threat of lonliness

Hosts and drivers in demand as tea charity expands

A popular charity which organises monthly tea parties for older people has revealed plans to expand.

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Who’s your emergency services hero?

Who’s your emergency services hero?

The search is on for unsung heroes working for the NHS or emergency services in the Forth Valley area.

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Bield Housing care homes to close

Bield Housing care homes to close

Concern has been raised after a leading provider of housing for the elderly announced its decision to withdraw from care home services in Bo’ness and beyond.

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Lily Henderson, centre, organised the walk to raise money for the SCAA

Feet firmly on the ground for air ambulance event

A pensioner whose life was saved by the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance has thanked them by raising money to support the service for others.

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Strathcarron Hospice: ‘It’s a braw place’

Strathcarron Hospice: ‘It’s a braw place’

This week, hospices across the UK celebrate Hospice Care Week – an opportunity to highlight our work and challenge people’s perceptions of hospice care.

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Beancross Primary School pupil Alyx Jack-Bryce raised �360 and counting by organising and hosting her own  Macmillan coffee morning at her family home in Grangemouth

Young Alyx gives street wake-up call for Macmillan coffee morning

A caring youngster who organised a cancer fundraiser woke up her whole street in the morning to make sure they came along and donated.

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William Simpsons Home is now a thoroughly modern facility

Can you help home continue to excel?

A long-established care home is looking for people to join its board and help the facility continue its good work in the 21st century.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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The true cost of living with MS in Scotland

The true cost of living with MS in Scotland

For more than 11,000 people in Scotland, living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a daily reality.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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This fish art model of the Qeensferry Crossing for Seafood Week was made out of three whole plaice, mussel shells, seafood sticks and Cavolo Nero Kale

Seafood Week: You don’t have to shell out a fortune to eat well

If you like seafood, you should be in the middle of having a good week.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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