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A lifetime of Early Years
Siobhan Fitzpatrick CBE, CEO of Early Years - the organisation for young people, was awarded an honorary doctorate by QUB last week. Scope talks with her about four decades of pioneering child development.
Children in NI face plenty of problems (part two)
The second half of our look at NICCY’s Statement on Children’s Rights in NI focuses on safeguarding – including protections from child sexual exploitation and bullying, and fair treatment for those subject to immigration control.
Children in NI face plenty of problems (part one)
The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) has just released a comprehensive report on the problems faced by local children right now. It deserves close attention.
The health system needs to work for everyone
Over 100 people with learning disabilities die unnecessarily in UK hospitals every month. This needs to 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.
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.
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.
Lifeline: the fall out
It has often been claimed that charities fail to speak out on important policy issues for fear of losing funding
Mental Health: How GPs need to change
All politicians of all parties both locally and in the UK say they want to address the crisis in mental health.
Adult social care needs reform - and the third sector
Older and vulnerable people at risk of becoming isolated from their community and its services can see improved provision.
The art of understanding trauma
Shannon Yee suffered acquired brain injury nearly a decade ago, before composing a show that puts the audience through her experience. She tells Scope about recovery and some of the direct benefits of artistic expression.
Suicide Prevention – another casualty in the Stormont stalemate
In this powerful and important piece guest writer Pat McGreevy questions whether the political will to tackle suicide exists
The dementia paradox – a problem we are tackling but which is a growing concern
Rates of dementia are decreasing amongst older people but broadly better health in other areas means it is becoming more prominent as a cause of death.
Debate of the Week: a greenway network across NI
CS Lewis Square opened last week – another major boost for Belfast. When can the successful greenway projects that have helped the city and surrounding areas be developed across Northern Ireland?