Families & Young People

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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Foodbank use in Scotland laid bare

A staggering 480,000 food parcels were handed out to struggling Scots over an 18-month period

27th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland can be a world leader in a food revolution

Scotland's third sector can lead the world in food revolution

26th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Sleep-outs raise £28k for the homeless

Brave fundraisers across Scotland raised more than £28,000 by taking part in Big Sleep Out events to help homeless people in Scotland

26th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Brexit: what should happen now?

Brexit: what should happen now?

25th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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New dens for Team Jak

The respite facility in Livingston has benefitted from three new pods which will give young people and their families a place to relax

25th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pensioners Tapping into IT

A charity has partnered with a housing association to help hundreds of older people learn IT skills

22nd March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities win flexible working awards

The Family Friendly Working Scotland awards recognise employers that can prove they offer exemplary flexible working opportunities for staff

22nd March 2019 by Susan Smith

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Scotland set to fail on child poverty targets

New research suggests Scotland could miss it target to cut child poverty by 100,000 children

22nd March 2019 by Susan Smith

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Dementia awards return

Scotland's Dementia Awards celebrate projects which go the extra mile to help Scots with dementia and their families

21st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pupils take over The Big Issue

The Big Issue and Social Enterprise Academy partnered to produce the special edition of the magazine, created by school pupils

20th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Twins launch charity fundraiser milestone

Erin McCafferty battled through cancer with the help of her sister Nicole, and is now urging Scots to join the Race for Life

20th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity ice cream launched

An apple and candyfloss flavoured treat has been created by a supermarket to raise funds for a children's cancer charity

20th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Premium In the driving seat: inspiring women of the third sector

To mark International Women’s Day – which took place on Friday 8 March – Third Force News spoke to some of the Scottish third sector’s most inspiring women.

20th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Children’s charity set to shut

Enterprise Childcare has provided support for families in and around Greenock for 28 years

19th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s first ever dementia friendly woodland

A woodland in the Highlands is the first in the country to become dementia friendly

19th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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