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Nicola Sturgeon: the SNP’s pledges to the third sector

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon writes for TFN

5th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Kezia Dugdale: Labour’s pledges to the third sector

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale writes for TFN

5th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Help me find 1,000 voices of care experience

Carly Edgar wants to hear the voices of care experienced people

31st May 2017 by TFN Guest

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The UK’s first ever manifesto for charity shops

Shona Ferrier says is time politicians took note of the vital contribution charity retail makes to local communities

30th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Are charities asleep on the job?

Ben Doherty says charities must deal with issues around National Minimum Wage and on-call workers

29th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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General election debate too quiet on disability issues

Delia Henry argues the concerns of 1 million Scots living with a disability or long-term health condition should be more prominent in the election

24th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Brendan Cox: unite against cowardly attacks and heal our divisions

Brendan Cox says cowardly attacks cause great pain - but they must not drive us apart

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Drilling into the fund for independent living

Rosalind Tyler-Greig outlines the importance of the Drill fund to advance independent living for disabled people

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Apprenticeship Levy cash will support skills, training and employment

Jamie Hepburn MSP outlines how the Scottish Government plans to spend its share of the Apprenticeship Levy

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Welfare cuts only stigmatise the poorest

Danny Saviola is a welfare rights manager for See Change in the Borders

23rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Protecting the environment should be a cross-party goal

Daphne Vlastari says all parties should be talking about the environment in the the run up to the election

22nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why is shared parenting still a dirty term in the UK?

Ian Maxwell is heading to Boston to hear how shared parenting is being recognised as the best way forward for children around the world

22nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Keep on smiling: the small things with a big impact

Kathryn Welch on the small things that have made a big difference to her week

19th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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For children with ME, school education can be a grave threat

Lesley Scott explains why the Scottish Government presumption that attending school is always best can affect the health of children with ME

19th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Let’s empower our learning disabled to lead on change

People with additional needs are helping to make their services and communities better

16th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Apprenticeship levy will costs us £130,000 this year

Edel Harris calls on charities to join her in campaigning for more support for organisations that can ill afford the new tax on apprenticeships

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Named Person is a benign and legitimate way to improve child wellbeing

Colin Young explains why the upcoming Named Person law is not a "state guardian" or a threat to family freedom

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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