Families & Young People

Support service for disabled shoppers set to close

Lothian Shopmobility has lost its £39,000 annual grant as part of council funding cuts

4th April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Breaking down barriers in sport for women

Lauren Pluss looks at the work going on to help women in Scotland to participate in sport

4th April 2019 by TFN Guest

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Shock as LGBT charity says it faces closure

Time for Inclusive Education says it could shut unless funding is found for its core work

3rd April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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What a difference 14 years makes

Maureen Mallon reflects on her return to the third sector as new chief executive of OSCR

3rd April 2019 by TFN Guest

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Children and young people defend our human rights

Kara Brown looks at eight ways adults can support young people to stand up for what they believe

2nd April 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charities join forces to help families of young cancer patients

Charities have announced a partnership which will help families of young cancer patients access support services

2nd April 2019 by Graham Martin

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Free personal care extended

Free care will be available to anyone who needs it, following a long campaign by former footballer Frank Kopel's widow

2nd April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Homelessness could vanish from Scotland’s streets

The rollout of the Housing First initiative in Scotland is set to be stepped up, with a target of helping 830 people find homes

2nd April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Groundbreaking abuse law comes into force

Coercive and controlling behaviour will now be considered as an offence under the new legislation

1st April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Autism awareness campaign launched

World Autism Awareness Week is underway, with organisations across Scotland working to increase support

1st April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 29 March 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

29th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots LGBT campaigners scoop UK award

Scottish LGBT charity Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) scooped a UK campaigning award at a prestigious ceremony

28th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Scotland in 2019: a country ravaged by poverty and inequality

Deprivation and desperation is deepening in Scotland

28th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Join Race for Life to mark Mother’s Day

Cancer Research is asking for families to take part in the annual event to help raise vital funds

28th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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It’s time our children have Equal Protection

Martin Crewe says that Scotland has moved on from the smacking debate, as plans to offer children protection from assault progress

28th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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A Mother’s Day adoption story

Louisa adopted school-age Polly after her sons left home and she realised she wanted another child - two year's later her daughter has flourished

27th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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Cancer and obesity risk from supermarket special offers

People who take advantage of supermarket special offers are at risk of obesity and cancer, a charity has said

27th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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May heads for Brussels

A pensioner from Tillicoultry headed to the Belgian capital to speak firsthand about the benefits of volunteering

27th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Private schools face £7m bill as they lose charity rate relief

The cost to independent schools as a result of losing charitable tax rates is higher than first estimated

27th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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