Blogs

Covid-19: a journey from despair to hope

Rory Mair is in one of the Covid-19 highest risk groups - he tells how he fought despair by seeking solace in the efforts of his community

3rd April 2020 by TFN Guest

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Informal volunteering matters

Sophie Bridger says informal volunteering is critical to building resilient communities and reaching those who need help most

2nd April 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus will hit charities hard

Michelle Mitchell says Cancer Research UK has already had to scale back its work due to a decline in income

31st March 2020 by TFN Guest

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The Covid crisis is teaching us about learning and listening

Covid-19: our vulnerability might ultimately make us stronger, says Ewan Aitken

30th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Zooming in on your online presentation skills

Ishbel Smith looks at presentation skills in the Zoom age

30th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Foodbanks are not essential – they must close, and for good

Pete Ritchie: foodbanks are the product of a previous, austerity-damned era - they must now be closed

26th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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A time like no other

Martin Crewe on living in the age of Covid-19

25th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Good news amid crisis as new youth fund launched

Ian McLaughlan conveys good news for the sector despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis

24th March 2020 by Robert Armour

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Scottish Mental Health Law Review – my experience so far

Karen Martin on the challenges of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review

19th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus advice for volunteers

George Thomson gives practical guidance on the health and wellbeing of volunteers

18th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus update from the regulator

Maureen Mallon from OSCR gives guidance for charities on how to cope with the coronavirus outbreak

16th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Let’s unleash the power of the third sector

SallyAnn Kelly says we need a fundamental shift in the relationship between the state and the third sector

12th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Why it’s time to challenge the perception of adult social care

Lorraine Gray discusses the many misconceptions around working in social care

12th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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I lost my faith when I lost my husband

Anne Kennedy speaks to Penumbra recovery practitioner Dan Mushens about her relationship with alcohol, grieving for her husband and losing her faith

11th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Save the Children report reminds us that good governance is everyone’s responsibility

Alastair Keatinge reflects on the Charity Commission probe into allegations of inappropriate behaviour at the charity

10th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Virus challenge shows creeping ageism in society

Dr Donald Macaskill despairs about certain responses to the Coronavirus, and believes the days ahead will shape us as a society

10th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Poverty grinds the soul: we must alleviate the burden

Ewan Aitken says that poverty is a poison which degrades every aspect of a person and a community

5th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Charities are ideally placed to think and act differently

Adam Lang says Civic Scotland must take the lead in acting boldly to solve social problems

27th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering can help students thrive

Lesley Franklin on the benefits of volunteering for students

26th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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