Blogs

We are in the grip of a housing crisis

Fiona King says a lack of affordable housing, a rise in social sector evictions and the impact of welfare cuts means Scotland is suffering a housing crisis

17th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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A cynical move to undermine charity campaigning

Susan Smith argues businesses taking out a full-page advert criticising a charity is a dangerous move to undermine charity campaigning

16th August 2017 by Susan Smith

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Real Lives: Katy Sutherland was inspired by her mum’s approach to brain cancer

​Katy Sutherland has gathered a team of 35 runners to complete the River Ness 10k in September in memory of her mum Jackie

15th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

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Hip hop filmmaker takes on unjust care tax

Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi, 23, is the director and star of a music video campaigning against the so-called care tax.

15th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Are foster carers parents or professionals?

Daniel Sinclair explores the implications of a recent Scottish court ruling the found a fostering couple should be classed as council employees

10th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: For Anita Stott fostering has been a wonderful experience

Anita Stott says providing short-term foster care for children with learning disabilities is a fulfilling and heartwarming

10th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Begging is not a lifestyle choice

Begging is not a lifestyle choice

9th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Seeking social innovators to spend £5,000

Social enterprise agency Firstport is on the hunt for a new cohort of social innovators

8th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why are charities failing at relationship fundraising?

Ian MacQuillin examines what relationship fundraising is and why boards and senior managers simply don't get it

7th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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I’ve bounced back from cancer and want to get Pretty Muddy

Jill Cow’s life changed four years ago when she was diagnosed with cancer, but now she is urging women to sign up for the Pretty Muddy events

4th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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We can’t sleep on pay equality in the care sector

Enable's Teresa Shearer says the sector must work in collaboration to address the issue of pay rates for care staff

4th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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We do it because we care

Hayleigh Furlong, a personal assistant with Enable Scotland, says overnight care is definitely not all about sleeping

4th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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National Museum of Scotland launches contactless donations

​Robert Cawston discusses the new method of making contactless donations at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh

3rd August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Caring for the carers

Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman on need to increase support for carers

3rd August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Help TFN investigate the pension problem

Susan Smith explains why TFN is investigating third sector pensions and what you can do to help

2nd August 2017 by Susan Smith

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Micro volunteering allows me to help women on the other side of the world

Ellie Hutchinson, 35, talks about her new role as an e-mentor for Women’s Worldwide Web

1st August 2017 by TFN Guest

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How Scotland has been encouraging England to improve transgender equality

​James Morton believes Scotland's progress with transgender rights is a model for the rest of the UK

26th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Local Cornerstone – is this the future of social care?

Edel Harris explains how Cornerstone is pioneering the use of the world famous Buurtzorg model of social care in Scotland

26th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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We need to offer care services we’d want for ourselves

Ranald Mair, from Ayrshire, has been awarded an OBE in recognition of his services to the care sector

24th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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