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Unhealthy future - part two
Part two of our look at health reform in the context of Stormont parties' policies. Here we examine party manifestos - and find contradictions, shameless vote grabbing, and deceit or stupidity or both.
Unhealthy future - part one
The need for health reform will become even more pressing throughout the next mandate. Scope has analysed party policy alongside the unanimous view of experts who say how and why HSC should be remodelled. The conclusions are worrying.
Sinn Fein Assembly manifesto for 2016
We continue to look at the main party's manifestos ahead of the Assembly elections - and find that Sinn Fein's document is unsurprising.
UUP manifesto - education "the priority"
The latest major party manifesto to be released ahead of the Assembly elections comes from the UUP. Scope takes a look.
NI transport is at a crucial time – and has an opportunity
The recent consultation document on Accessible Transport appears to have forgotten about community providers – but are things that simple? Scope takes a look.
NICVA publishes manifesto ahead of elections
Election seasons is upon us and Scope will have a heavy focus on policy. This week NICVA published its own paper. We highlight their ideas.
February health summit must bring results
Next week Prof. Rafael Bengoa and his panel will meet with our major parties. Agreeing principles for health reform is vital - time is short.
New enforced labour measures could make things worse
Our structures for tackling labour exploitation are a mess, but moves by the Home Office and DBIS might not help. Scope takes a look.
Scope takes a summary view of this week's paper on how to spend the £585m set aside for mitigation of Welfare Reform.
Representative groups say Northern Ireland is not an impossible place for transgender people - but it is very difficult. Here are legislative requests from a leading support group, launched at Stormont this week.
Care crash - change course or face disaster
Care provision could soon collapse. Scope highlights some of the problems facing an independent sector that is facing rising demand and shrinking funds.
Frances Black: addiction is toxic, it wants to destroy everything it can
Scope speaks with Irish singer Frances Black about her work as an addiction counsellor and the founder of RISE, a support group for the loved ones of those with addiction, which follow on from her own battles with alcohol.
Lifeline: on the line
Scope takes a look at claims by the charity that operates Lifeline that new proposals for the 24/7 crisis phoneline it operates could undermine the service and place vulnerable lives at risk.
Should we have the right to die on our own terms?
Debate about right to die - and the right to help our loved ones do so, if they wish - is growing in the UK. Scope looks at a deceptively simple point of principle and its complex fine details.