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10 Nov 2015 - 12:37

I work for the Church of Scotland, but I don’t work in a church.

9 Nov 2015 - 22:22

Within Scotland’s city life, the fact that there are significant numbers of people without a home has become a tragic norm in our society.  

29 Oct 2015 - 11:32

Who do you see?

Recently, The Elms residential home for people who have dementia offered a new activity to the residents – Tennis!

A relative who is an instructor of the sport volunteered his expertise and time to bring this new experience to the home and it is true to say, it was a huge success.

21 Oct 2015 - 16:16


Featured In Today's Scotsman

21st October 2015

We must value the contribution of those who deliver our social care, says Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison


13 Oct 2015 - 12:46
9 Oct 2015 - 12:43

You know the old saying, “When life throws you lemons, make lemonade”?

There are some people who inspirationally apply this to life when things don’t quite turn out the way they had hoped and Alison Millar is one of them.

2 Oct 2015 - 15:47

In many ways, the wonderful lunch was only part of it...

On 20th September 2015, 65 loyal Bluebell supporters gathered in Glasgow’s acclaimed Gandolfi Fish restaurant with more than the certainty of a delicious meal in mind.

25 Sep 2015 - 17:32

“Destigmatise” and “Equality” - Two words we frequently hear in the media.

Have you ever experienced or considered what it is to feel judged because of illness?

28 Aug 2015 - 16:30

"Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace....Where there is despair, hope." Francis of Assisi


Discovering hope has been the overarching aim of the work of the CrossReach Simpson House counselling service for 30 years.

27 Aug 2015 - 10:41

Together we can tackle growing challenge, says Peter Bailey

25 Aug 2015 - 16:45

“It’s helped me big time – it’s the best care package I’ve ever had”...

...says John (one of the people supported by CrossReach Threshold Support Services)

25 Aug 2015 - 13:32

Summer Barbecue at Whinnieknowe.

What a great success our summer barbecue was at Whinnieknowe. The sun shone for us and the food was great. Lots of burgers and hot dogs. All our residents loved it, with the staff and visitors having a ball. We had dancing and singing for entertainment, that went on into the evening. This was a great use of our new dementia friendly garden. We can't wait for the next one.

21 Aug 2015 - 16:46

What would lead a person to making such a statement?

Colin Robertson, Art Club at the CrossReach Eskmills service took time to explain.

Having experienced a variety of work opportunities such as:

18 Aug 2015 - 17:04

Recovery – what is it?

To Sir James Young Simpson (almost 168 years ago) it was an impetus to finding a sleep-filled state for patients to undergo surgery without experiencing the huge trauma and shock of the surgical processes in place at that time.

12 Aug 2015 - 15:41

How does a nation celebrate the birth of a princess?

The list of possibilities is almost endless!  Memorabilia, flags, hats, parties, photos, books and magazines only scratch the surface.

30 Jul 2015 - 15:18

It was a day of two halves!

With a promising start to the day, The Elms staff (on and off duty) gathered together and set out tables, chairs, decorations and stalls for their highly appreciated annual strawberry tea.

Everyone gathered in the beautiful garden, soaking up the atmosphere and all was going well until...the heavens just opened and down thundered the rain.

Did this disappoint or stop everyone enjoying themselves?

20 Jul 2015 - 16:30

What is a hat?

According to the Chambers Dictionary, a hat is “any covering for the head, especially one with a crown and brim.”

15 Jul 2015 - 17:46

“We can’t always see that a person is unwell.  Many things are hidden.” – Tim Aikman


Tim is passionate about photography. 

19 Jun 2015 - 17:41

Happy Stories

Sad Stories

Action Stories

Love Stories

Before a story is born, the author’s creativity is ignited by inspiration.  That spark could come from something they have seen, heard or experienced.  

16 Jun 2015 - 14:41

The power of the often unspoken support given by the ‘CrossReach Family’ is almost undefinable. 

  • The highs of life are a great ‘excuse’ for a celebration. 
  • The lows open the way for an immeasurable depth of compassionate support from individuals and groups.

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