Blogs

Mixed feelings about social care sleep-over ruling

Edel Harris is relieved not to be facing a crippling back-pay bill but says social care workers must be valued more highly

17th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Mountain biking can set young people on track to better future

Neil Ratley hits the trails on the CashBack Change Cycle programme and reveals how it helps life and cycling skills

16th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Linking the global ambitions of social enterprise to our local context

Josiah Lockhart looks at the potential for shared learning across borders as he prepares to attend this year's Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh

16th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Pressure builds for a legal ban on fracking

Mary Church says the ban on fracking remains a policy position that needs to become legislation

10th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Growing up in Pollok made me a campaigner

Stephen Logie grew up campaigning for better housing in one of Scotland's biggest estates. He believes the experience made him what he is today

9th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charities must account for market impact on investments

Lynne Lamont stresses the importance of keeping track of any investments

6th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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What is a modern charity anyway - and do you care?

Susan Smith is confused about what a modern charity is, which is why TFN is asking for your help working it out

6th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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There from the start – the Royal Voluntary Service has shaped the NHS for 70 years

Catherine Johnstone on how RVS volunteers shifted their efforts from war to supporting the newly formed NHS, and are still there 70 years later

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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10 years of social enterprise

Dr Mairi Mackay looks back 10 years to the first Social Enterprise World Forum as she prepares to attend this year's event in Edinburgh

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Chief Encounters: Carl Hodson, Fife Society for the Blind

The charity boss does not like surprises at work but believes being scared can deliver positive energy

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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There is something different about working in the voluntary sector

Martin Crewe examines why charities still have a key role to play in society

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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New approach to tackling drugs is urgently needed

Justina Murray says we need a new strengths-based approach to drug-related deaths

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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We can turn the tide of Scotland’s drug death shame

David Liddell, Scottish Drugs Forum CEO, says Scotland's record number of drug-related deaths can be addressed through better support and resources

3rd July 2018 by Robert Armour

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How much do volunteers mean to us?

Seona Deuchar reflects on her time working with volunteers at The Vegan Society

2nd July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Keeping our eyes open for child suffering

Anne Houston urges us to be alert for at risk children in our communities during the school holidays

2nd July 2018 by TFN Guest

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The Social Enterprise World Forum influences what I do today

Michelle Ferguson looks at the positives she took from 2017's Social Enterprise World Forum as she prepares to attend this year's event in Edinburgh

29th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Welcome decline in suicides masks concerning male increases

James Jopling, Samaritans executive director for Scotland, says while suicide rates have fallen it still remains one of the country's biggest killers

28th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s role in the global fight for child palliative care

Dr Pat Carragher shares his reflections on the third International Children’s Palliative Care Network Conference (ICPCN) in Durban, South Africa

28th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Underinsurance: an avoidable disaster

John Cleghorn identifies the trips, traps and advice to avoid underinsurance crippling your charity

28th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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