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Debate of the Week: Middletown Centre for Autism
This week’s look at Stormont touches on autism provision – something of which there is a serious shortfall in NI.
Debate of the week: meet the new plan, same as the old plan
The new Health Minister brought her 10-year plan for health reform to the floor on Tuesday.
Health reform, part two – stubborn opposition
Scope looks at media shortcomings and the spectre of a populist threat to health reform that just won’t go away.
Health reform, part one – here we don’t go again?
The Bengoa report has been been published and the Health Minister has released parallel plans for reform. We’ve been here before.
Winter warner: increasing pressure on local health services
Last December the Royal College of Nursing said the independent sector is struggling with staffing levels. Scope looks concerns for care of older people as we head into winter.
Debate of the Week: sustainable schools and area planning
This week’s look at Stormont plenary sessions focuses on Education Minister Peter Weir’s statement on future plans for the schools estate.
Missing link – promoting mental wellbeing in primary schools
It is World Mental Health Week and, in the second article in our education series on education, we look at younger children’s mental health and the lack of provision for people of this age
Debate of the Week – Housing Associations: Reclassification
This week’s look at Stormont’s plenary sessions focuses on the ONS’s reclassification of local Housing Associations to public bodies.
Will May read the Vital Signs?
It’s ironic that the Vital Signs survey was published the very day Prime Minister Theresa May made her speech at the Conservative Party conference.
Integral to the future - integrated education, a choice for everyone
In the first of our big series on education in Northern Ireland, Scope talks to the Integrated Education Fund about their vision for schools.
Debate of the Week: NSMC and education
The latest Debate of the Week is a Brexit-infused look at a recent meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council.
Debate of the Week – Rural Bank Closures
Week three of our new eye on Stormont’s plenary sessions and we look at the SDLP’s motion on rural bank closures.
Debate of the week – visionary Brexit
This week Scope will look at the UUP’s plenary call to action on their recent policy paper, A Vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU.
Minority report: slow progress rather than cruise control
A minority government – as Dublin is set to find out – is different from one in control of its own destiny. This has knock-on effects for anyone wanting to engage, especially those interested in new legislation or policy.