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Creating a better, fairer social security system

Social security minister Jeane Freeman outlines her vision for a better, fairer social security system run from Scotland

3rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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SNP told: don’t tell us how to raise our kids

Lesley Scott says named person legislation is dictatorial and authoritarian

27th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: Scotland’s trade unions call for positive, progressive policies

The Scottish Trades Union Congress says the 2017 general election campaign must not be a Brexit re-run

26th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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We end loneliness and isolation - you can too

Debbie Barnaby formed Falkirk-based B-Friends after the death of her friend on the understanding no-one should live without company and care in their lives

26th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Forget campaigning in this election – save your fight for the aftermath

John Downie believes the third sector needs to save its energy for the fight ahead rather than waste time on the general election campaign

25th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Care providers should be tougher at bargaining

Charities should not jeopardise their own sustainability by accepting service levels or fees that are unfeasible to deliver, says Alastair Keatinge

20th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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May’s power grab demeans democracy

Martin Sime sees paralels between Turkish dictator in waiting Erdogan and our own prime minister

20th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Read all about it – how to get press coverage

Jolene Campbell advises charities to forget about the latest digital trends and focus on telling great stories to win media coverage

19th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Know the employment rights of your staff

The gig economy might be characteristic by short-term contracts and freelance work but charities must be well versed in their legal status

19th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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The third sector vision must stand out in the distorted politics of the age

​Graham Martin says the third sector must get in gear fast and use the general election to expound its ideas for a better world

19th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Investment in knowledge pays the best interest

Melanie Mills believes it is essential for trustees to Get Informed about social finance

18th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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In every corner of Scotland: the local election manifesto for social enterprise

Duncan Thorp explains why social enterprises share the same values as local authority employees and what this means for the uplcoming election

13th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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What’s it like delivering youth work on an island? It’s the best job in the world

Graeme Johnston was recently named National Youth Worker of the Year for his work with Arran Youth Foundations.

12th April 2017 by YouthLink Scotland

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Light the touchpaper of civil action

​Mick Lightbody is a veteran housing campaigner from Easterhouse, Glasgow. Alongside Bob Holman he managed to turn round the fortunes of the run-down estate

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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A big step towards inclusive education, but the journey’s just beginning

Jan Savage welcomes a plan to create new education guidance to ensure pupils with learning disabilities are fully included in Scotland's schools

10th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Courage: lead by channeling that child-like zest for a challenge

Mark Kelvin is learning from some of his own childhood good qualities in his bid to be a successful third sector leader

7th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Let’s rescue our rights from the depths of Brexit

Mhairi Snowden says civil society should be very concerned about the impact of Brexit on our human rights

6th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Real Lives: I won’t allow cancer to consume my whole family

Geraldine Wellington, a mum of five, has cancer for the second time. She says the Beatson Cancer Charity is once again helping her and her family manage

3rd April 2017 by TFN Guest

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