Families & Young People

Transport barrier for youngsters in rural areas

The cost of getting to workplaces and education providers is stopping young people from progressing their careers

10th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Wanted: innovative enterprising ideas to boost life for young Scots

Josiah Lockhart is calling for people who think they know a way to transform life for young Scots to apply to the Social Innovation Competition

9th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Fund for parents of premature babies

Parents whose babies have lengthy spells in neonatal units will get financial support after a successful campaign from the charity Bliss Scotland

9th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Glasgow has a new monthly date for disabled clubbers

Charities Date-n-Mates and Include Me 2 Club have found a regular spot for Club LATE, three years after its old home at the Arches closed

6th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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£5.9 million for families in crisis

The Big Lottery Fund has announced major funding for projects set to revolutionise services for children and families at risk of breakdown

5th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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More cash for food poor families

Scottish Government food welfare plans include scrapping stigmatising paper food vouchers and giving families more freedom to buy what they need

5th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Young Scots mental health worsens year on year

Young people complain of stress, anxiety and hopelessness in a world where they struggle to feel "good enough"

5th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Investigation into sexual harassment in Scottish schools

A group of young women are looking into how girls and women are treated in Scottish schools

4th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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USA provides role-model to help mums with drug problems

A family outreach worker from Edinburgh visited the USA to learn about how to support mums come off drugs while continuing to look after their babies

3rd April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Farmhouse restored to its former glory

Bridgend Inspiring Growth has celebrated the opening of its new community hub

28th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s children in media takeover

Media will be used to illustrate young people's perspective

28th March 2018 by Robert Armour

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People don’t know how to react around MND

Ruth Williamson talks about how life has changed since she was diagnosed with MND in December of last year

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New online sexual abuse campaign launched

Police Scotland has launched a new campaign and is working with Stop It Now!

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Aberfeldy social enterprise wins major funding

The Workshop is set to double its production capacity following a cash injection from a range of social investors

23rd March 2018 by Susan Smith

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Time to deliver on poverty targets

John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, analyses the latest poverty statistics

22nd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Third of Scottish households suffer from fuel poverty

UNISON has teamed up with Energy Action Scotland to launch an initiative that aims to tackle fuel poverty

22nd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Radio campaign celebrates record year

Radio Forth's Cash for Kids helped almost 60,000 children in Edinburgh and further afield

21st March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I took on the Mother of all Challenges

Leigh McLean was one of four inspirational mums who battled five days of gruelling physical challenges for Sport Relief

20th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Emergency grant for closure-threatened charity

The Scottish Youth Theatre has secured funding which will allow it to continue beyond the summer

20th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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