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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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New business models needed in social care

Alastair Keatinge makes the case for new business models in social care

21st July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Where being a stakeholder might be a stretch too far

​James Jopling believes a warm welcome from power brokers might be lulling us all into a false sense of security

21st July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Action for Sick Children changes its name

Gwen Garner, Trustee at Children’s Health Scotland, believes the new name best expresses the organisation's remit

20th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Bethany gave me the tools to rebuild my life

David, 30, was helped out of homelessness by Bethany House, an emergency resettlement unit in Edinburgh.

17th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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See you on the udder side: wacky race team will raise moo-lah for charity

Graeme Donohoe on why he's driving to Mongolia in a car done up as a Highland cow

17th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charities urged to grab a slice of £3m funding pot

Joe Ray, social investment and innovation advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery, answers questions on the launch of Dream Fund 2018

17th July 2017 by TFN

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How the third sector can use litigation for change

Mhairi Snowden says charities can make the law work for them

10th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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When no one cares remember that you do

​Ben Samson left care and became a success against all odds. Now he implores other care leavers to do the same

10th July 2017 by Robert Armour

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School’s out for summer – joy or sorrow?

Tommy George on how Edinburgh Leisure's Positive Destinations is helping 150 young people to unlock their potential this summer

6th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Write the mainstream media off at your peril

Sally Hall on the dangers of do it yourself communications and an over reliance on social media to tell your story

6th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Named Person legislation is an assault on families that must be opposed

Those who think named person legislation is dead should think again says Lesley Scott

5th July 2017 by TFN

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All unsolicited calls should be banned

​The Fundraising Preference Service set to be launched tomorrow is fundamentally flawed according to Fair Telecoms campaigner David Hickson

5th July 2017 by TFN

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Beware of false economies on employment law

Ben Doherty on why social care charities need to be careful they don't fall foul of employment law

3rd July 2017 by TFN Guest

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New £5m fund will transform the lives of young disabled Scots

Fund will help ease young disabled Scots transition to adulthood says James Fletcher

3rd July 2017 by Robert Armour

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The descent of man in fundraising

Charlotte Bray is confused about why there are so few men in fundraising

3rd July 2017 by Charlotte Bray

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I’m running a marathon to help continue my mum’s legacy

Jamie MacKenzie, 39, is making a 3600-mile transatlantic journey from his home in Chicago to run the Inverness Marathon in honour of his late mother Joyce

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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PATHs to happy and healthy school kids

Mairead Ewart on how Barnardo's is working with schools in Renfrewshire to help develop social and emotional skills in pupils

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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