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The ongoing perils of our year of non-governance
Stormont collapsed 12 months ago leaving Northern Ireland in stasis while Brexit plans are shaped and the health service crumbles. Here we look at NICVA’s response to a Westminster consultation on the crisis.
Spending other peoples' money: the dormant account issue
There has been much coverage about the £19 million dormant account money which Stormont has still not distributed to charities.
Report shows 48% of Northern Ireland jobs at risk of automation
A report has just been published by an influential Think Tank which shows that Northern Ireland is the most vulnerable region in the UK to job losses as a result of automation.
Holiday hunger, and how it might be fixed
With most people feeling well stuffed after Christmas, it is a good time to look at those less fortunate, and how many children in NI rely on healthy lunches they get at school that then disappear over the holidays.
Big Brother and Big Data
Les Allamby, chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the impact of technological surveillance on privacy rights
Power to people, the future of adult social care
This week the Department of Health published the Expert Advisory Panel’s Review into Adult Social Care, Power to People.
Westminster wants a greater say in NI rights
MPs are growing more confident and strident about taking a lead in rights issues in Northern Ireland. Local people, activists and politicians should take notice – the balance on matters like abortion and gay marriage might be about to tip.
Hand to mouth: Northern Ireland’s poverty outlook
Employment is no guarantee against poverty, and lack of qualifications makes things harder still. A new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report shows Northern Ireland is not well equipped to tackle this issue.
Technology must enhance not destroy care for older people
Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland lays out how technology should be used to support our ageing population
Brexit, the border and other European contexts
Carys Brown looks at how other European countries manage their borders with the EU and examines the implications for Northern Ireland.
Brexit pitfalls for medical science – and patients - are real, but can be avoided
Scope talks with British Heart Foundation CEO Simon Gillespie about concerns for cardiovascular research in the wake of Brexit - and how UK legislators can avoid harming our world-class research sector and the patients that rely on it.
How robot seals and intelligent toilets are transforming care for older people
Our oldest people are suffering the most as the health service falters in the face of overwhelming demand.
Small charities and large risk – how scammers can hijack your identity to steal money all over the world
HAPANI is a small organisation based in Belfast that recent found itself an unwilling and unwitting vehicle in an international fraud. They speak to Scope about the need for better protections and how any organisation could fall foul.
Belfast's city deal explained
It was widely predicted by commentators that there would be no extra money for Northern Ireland in the budget. For once, and thankfully, they were wrong.