Families & Young People

Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New system aims to combat funeral poverty

The Scottish Government has unveiled a new new Funeral Support Payment, which will support low income families who lose a loved one

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Getting Pretty Muddy to help fight cancer

A brave schoolboy diagnosed with cancer as a newborn took centre stage at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Use of B&Bs for housing the homeless to be restricted

The Scottish Government has announced it will no longer house homeless people in B&Bs for a period of more than seven days

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaign to support parents with learning disabilities

A campaign to support parents with learning disabilities, which has received support from leading Scottish charities, has been launched

6th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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How adults can join the global climate strike

Kate Whitaker shares the best ways of getting involved in the upcoming, global strike for climate

5th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Drive to make Scotland dementia friendly

Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Friends tour is aiming to help make the country a better place for those with the condition

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity gets half a million to tackle period poverty

More people from low-income households will soon be able to access free period products

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Campaign to clean up the Clyde

Environmental charity Keep Scotland beautiful have put together a week of action called Upstream Battle, which will take place up and down the River Clyde

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Festival of Islamic culture could return

The Sufi Festival took place in Glasgow earlier this summer with around 2,500 people attending

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Moves to support care experienced people welcomed

The Programme for Government, unveiled this week by the Scottish Government, included a series of measures aimed at helping those who have experienced the care

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Shining a light on New Lanark

A light and sound show depicting the history of New Lanark on its own buildings makes its return to the town next month

3rd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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