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Making plans for the future isn’t for everyone, I choose to live day to day

Brian Johnstone talks about growing up in 1970s Glasgow, homelessness and how planning ahead isn’t always the road to recovery

18th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Tales of the unexpected - lessons from the Brexit debate

Ishbel Smith examines what the third sector can learn from the Brexit debate

15th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Setting goals for 2019

Regular TFN blogger Dan Mushens reveals both his personal and professional goals for the new year

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Seescape is making waves for those with sight impairment

Carl Hodson on charity's name change

14th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Seeing smiles of our service users is special

Social care worker Dan Mushens talks about the benefits of having relaxed events for those who may struggle to maintain relationships

10th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Could it be Universal Credit rather than Brexit that finishes off the Tories?

Graham Martin argues that the Brexit obsessed Tories could be blind-sighted by Universal Credit

7th January 2019 by Graham Martin

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My wish for the new year: think of the small local charities in our communities

Thomas Lynch on the experience of Dads Rock and the importance of small charities

4th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Storm warning: trade unions and the third sector

Graham Martin argues that third sector bosses have a duty to get industrial relations right

4th January 2019 by Graham Martin

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It’s not the Queen who decides who to honour – it’s you

Terri Thomson explains how you can nominate someone deserving in your community for an MBE, OBE or CBE

3rd January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Reuse - good for budgets, good for people

Michael Cook on the value of reuse

21st December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Does the third sector hold the key to unlocking empty homes?

Shaheena Din examines the work that is going on to bring empty homes in Scotland back into use

20th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Blowing the whistle in the third sector

Jamie Meechan analyses the latest report on whistleblowing within Scotland's charity sector

18th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Social Care 2018: ‘Plus ca change’

Nigel Henderson looks back at the major issues which have affected the social care sector in 2018

17th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Give more and shop better this festive season

Duncan Thorp explains how we can avoid rampant materialism this Christmas by sourcing gifts from Scotland's thriving social enterprises

14th December 2018 by Robert Armour

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Child neglect: the tensions between care and justice

Joanna Barrett explores why incidents of child cruelty have been growing in England but going down in Scotland

11th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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A new shape to the charity shop model

Ann Loughrey on an innovate new approach to charity retail

10th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Engaging effectively at Holyrood

Robert McGeachy gives top tips to third sector organisations on how to engage with politicians

10th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Third sector hopes and fears for 2019

Anna Fowlie is urging organisations to complete SCVO's important State of the Sector survey to highlight the sector's hopes and fears for the future

10th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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To personalise employment services we need to know how it benefits people

Satwat Rehman responds to the first Fair Start Scotland statistics, and highlights the need for single parent participation to be tracked

7th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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