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Why we should be more upbeat about health reform
Most health experts in England were scratching their heads this week at Theresa May’s much trumpeted £20 billion anniversary present to the NHS.
Dunmurry Manor: what next?
The media has been all over Home Truths, the Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland’s investigation into Dunmurry Manor care home this week.
Management has a vital role in saving the NHS, says Bengoa
Northern Ireland could be world leaders in health and social care, according to Professor Rafael Bengoa - author of a key report on the need for reform in NI – with good management at the heart of change.
Shedding light on personality disorder
It is sadly ironic that we appear to know more about the outer limits of the solar system than the inner workings of the mind.
Universal Credit: more reasonable in Northern Ireland
Welfare Reform faces plenty of controversies, but the Department for Communities has taken a more sympathetic approach than is seen in GB. Scope speaks to Law Centre NI about their DfC funded guide to avoiding sanctions.
Ask the question – how talking about philanthropy can make it happen
The Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Fortnight was a success – and the organisation says the more we talk about donations, the more we will see.
The curious demise of the street party
New legislation designed to encourage more street parties in Northern Ireland appears to have had the opposite effect, Scope investigates.
Sanctions have been a dystopian farce but there are wider problems for social security
A major report from Welfare Conditionality, released this week, slammed the sanctions programme that is a key strut of Universal Credit. Scope takes a look.
How to tackle hate crime
NIACRO has just secured €763,280 in European Union Peace IV funding to tackle hate crime in Northern Ireland.
Political uncertainty puts UK charities on the back foot
A large project mapping the environment for philanthropy around the world says the UK suffers in comparison with its European peers.
Hearing loss can be devastating - it can also be helped
It's Deaf Awareness Week, and Scope spoke with Action on Hearing Loss about a vital service which helps older people feeling lonely and desperate - a service searching for more funding and volunteers.
The potential for citizens’ income remains a hopeful, tricky mystery
An experiment with citizens’ income has been enthusiastically branded a failure before any results are in. The truth is less straightforward – and unclear. Regardless, creative thinking needs support, not scorn.
Mind the Gap: the looming intergenerational crisis
An influential think tank has just produced a policy paper designed to tackle the looming intergenerational crisis which endangers young people, children and those yet to be born.
The end of the road for the Building Change Trust
The Building Change Trust (BCT) is due to wind up in December after ten years, during which it has distributed more than £12 million, Scope reports.