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Edinburgh is streets ahead for blind people

Sandra Wilson on the positive impact of banning A-boards and on-street advertising for blind and partially sighted people.

25th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Will Scotland’s social security system be as fair as it can be?

Lucy Mulvagh on the importance of advocacy in Scotland's new social security system

23rd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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I loved the outdoors so much I started my own charity

Conservation volunteer William Torness founded a charity as a way to pass his enthusiasm for the outdoors onto others

22nd May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Chief Encounters: Michelle Armstrong reveals her favourite clown

Michelle Armstrong came to the third sector mid career and would advise her 18-year-old self not to worry about career plans

22nd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Smart homes are the answer for independent living

Fanchea Kelly explains why new smart home, Blackwood House, is being built in cities across Scotland

21st May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Lessons from the royal wedding sermon

Ishbel Smith on what all public speakers can learn from Bishop Michael Curry's royal wedding sermon

21st May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Who can foster? People from all backgrounds

To mark Foster Care Fortnight, Kay Gibson says great carers come from all walks of life and backgrounds

18th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Milk bank can save tiny lives

Claire Thain examines the development of Scotland's nationwide milk bank, which supports families throughout the country

16th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Don’t call me an amputee: I’m an athlete

Michael Mellon elected to have his leg amputated and now he's taking on the world

15th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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People still do not understand ME

Theresa Burns, from Action for ME, says that people with the condition in Scotland still feel like they have nowhere to turn

14th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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It’s time to spark volunteering in Scotland

Paul Reddish reveals ProjectScotland's plans to create a national youth volunteering team

10th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Planning a solution to loneliness and social isolation

David McAllister argues that the planning system can be used to build better communities

9th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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I’m doing all four Kiltwalks - and sight loss won’t stop me

Annette West on why she's doing all four Kiltwalks for RNIB

8th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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A new look for TFN with the launch of a monthly magazine

Susan Smith calls on readers to help TFN become an even louder voice for the third sector

7th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Fed up hearing about small charity survival fears

Susan Smith is disheartened to hear that funders are still not putting their faith in small charities to deliver vital services

2nd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Can childhood abuse turn you into a bad mother? We can break the cycle

Lyndsay Fraser Robertson says many mothers battling addictions were abused and neglected themselves, but residential care could break the cycle

2nd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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How charities worked together to transform social security landscape

Bill Scott on how Scotland's third sector worked to make significant improvements to the new social security bill

1st May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Charities must tackle vulnerability to fraud – it could be you next!

Alastair Keatinge says charities must take the threat of fraud seriously

27th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Breaking down barriers to jobs for disabled Scots

Jeane Freeman explains why the upcoming Disability Employment Congress is the next step to getting more disabled Scots into work

27th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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