In the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan Siar social care is mainly provided by the council
Home First : Orkney’s Reablement Scheme
Home First provides six weeks of support to enable people to leave hospital earlier and aftercare where they are assessed in their own home environment.
New Research Highlights Veterans Struggling to Transition to Civilian Life
While the majority of Service leavers make a successful transition to civilian life, a minority are known to struggle.
Serious Flaws in Orkney & Shetland Joint Valuation Board
Decisions taken were unlawful or not supported by the appropriate procedures.
Report Highlights Isolation Among Young Carers
“I’m more stressed and anxious and I just feel like I need a break”.
Flushed But Not Away: The Pharmaceuticals in our Water
“Pharmaceuticals (medicines) are designed to have an effect on humans so it’s no surprise that they affect water organisms, too, and that could disturb the balance in ecosystems” – Dr Karin Helwig
‘Noise, Blazes and Mismatches: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern’
“Urban noise pollution, wildfires and phenological shifts – the three topics of this Frontiers report – are issues that highlight the urgent need to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.”-Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP
“We’re going to have a new pandemic on its own of like, increased mental health because the support has just disappeared”
90% of unpaid carers said that they are spending more time caring and 82% saying they have had no respite since the beginning of the pandemic.
“A blueprint for sustainable and integrated farming and crofting activity in the hills and uplands of Scotland”
“Agricultural support payments should be targeting agricultural activity aimed at food production, and should therefore not be accessible for alternative land uses or towards the production of crops not intended for the food chain.”
Surge in Readers Since Lockdown to The Orkney News
After the UK , the countries where most visitors live who come to the site are: USA, Australia and Canada. There is, however, a worldwide audience.