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Digital device scheme reduces social isolation among vulnerable people in Tayside

Vulnerable people experiencing social isolation in Tayside are getting connected to loved ones, community groups and vital services thanks to a nationwide digital initiative. Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme, managed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, which aims to get every citizen in the country online. Set up in response to the pandemic, the programme has enabled local charity Hillcrest Futures to hand out iPads and MiFi…
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  • Scotland’s first needle exchange vending machines aim to lower drug deaths

    Posted: 27th July 2021

    Scottish charity Hillcrest Futures has become the first organisation in Scotland to install injecting equipment provision (IEP) vending machines in its services. The wall-mounted vending machines are located in four homeless accommodation services in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The machines, manufactured by Orion Medical Supplies, provide discreet and safe access to…

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  • Our Covid-19 survey: the results

    Posted: 22nd July 2021

    Scottish charity Hillcrest Futures has become the first organisation in Scotland to install injecting equipment provision (IEP) vending machines in its services. The wall-mounted vending machines are located in four homeless accommodation services in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The machines, manufactured by Orion Medical Supplies, provide discreet and safe access to…

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  • Are you struggling with isolation or poor mental health?

    Posted: 21st July 2021

    Scottish charity Hillcrest Futures has become the first organisation in Scotland to install injecting equipment provision (IEP) vending machines in its services. The wall-mounted vending machines are located in four homeless accommodation services in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The machines, manufactured by Orion Medical Supplies, provide discreet and safe access to…

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