Blogs

Is Nature Deficit Disorder even a thing?

Dan Mushens examines whether people spending more time indoors could be negatively affecting their health

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I’ve never looked back since my life-changing injury

Jim Taylor volunteers to support rugby players who have life-changing injuries

18th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Actions to help carers can be taken now

Fiona Collie reflects on Carers Week and stresses that change needs to be ongoing

15th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Suicide support was left to our devastated friends and family

Seonaid Stallan lost both her son and sister in law to suicide, and is now campaigning to see families in similar situations given better support

14th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Why the third sector should collaborate to secure public contracts

Yvonne McBride discusses how collaboration can help social enterprises bid for public sector contracts

14th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Age as a hate crime is a good start but older people deserve more

Lesley Carcary looks at what needs to be done to protect older people ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday (15 June)

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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How embracing technology can help support patients with dementia

Lyn Jardine on a care provider's innovative use of technology to help those with dementia

11th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Families are already the cheap care option, they shouldn’t be

Julia Morrison on what she's learned about the family care system after a decade of her family caring for her mum with dementia

11th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Why you should apply for the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018

Duncan Thorp looks at how an application for the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland can help your organisation

7th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Is the tail wagging the dog in your funding strategy?

Ailsa Roddie highlights the potential pitfalls of funding-led projects

7th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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The fight against scams is a fight for all of us

Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive Derek Mitchell discusses Scams Awareness Month

7th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Iron Man takes on the Celtic Curse

Kevin Kane on his battle with haemochromatosis

6th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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People are at their best when faced with adversity

Lee Peyton founded Breaking Strain Events with business partner Garry Mackay and has helped raise £1m for charity

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Chief Encounters: John Lauder dreams of becoming transport minister

The national director of Sustrans Scotland enjoys the unseen work behind Scotland's walking and cycling paths

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteering has helped me learn about myself

Last year, Leanne Patrick began volunteering as a mentor for Quarriers, helping a young person from Falkirk who had become isolated due to family circumstances

1st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Planning and protecting your charity from a crisis

John Cleghorn explains that planning and insurance cover are the most effective ways to protect your charity

30th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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OSCR opens up, but is anyone going to listen?

Susan Smith is sceptical about the pulling power of OSCR's open board meetings but believes charities should consider following its lead anyway

30th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Positive changes in the charity pension schemes

David Davison on the positive changes that have occured to charity pension schemes laws

29th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering must grow to allow us to achieve our ambitions

Morven MacLean, volunteering development manager for CHAS, looks at ways the charity has got new people involved

29th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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