Families & Young People

Scottish kids knock back 4 million sugary drinks a week

Cancer Research UK is calling for a clamp down on multi-buy supermarket offers

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Gender Recognition Act – a positive step towards change

Chiara Capraro of Amnesty International analyses the results of a consultation on the Scottish Government's proposed gender legislation

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Older people staying connected this Christmas

A social enterprise has helped older people to show off their social media skills through a new Alternative Advent Calendar

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Unveiled: the house that will transform the lives of disabled people

An innovative home is set to be the model of how Scotland will transform the lives of people with disabilities

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Is there a bright future ahead for Scottish girls?

Hannah Brisbane on what needs to happen now to improve lives for girls and young women in 2019 and beyond

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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No more Christmas chocolate begs children’s charity

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity has already received enough chocolate for all the kids who will spend Christmas in hospital

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Disabled teens offered grants to #TrySomethingNew

Young people with physical or mental disabilities can get upto £7,500 from the Independent Living Fund Scotland's Transition Fund

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

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£8.5m to support rape victims

The Scottish Government has provide money to health boards to improve support for those who have been sexually assaulted

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Staff fuel charity’s creativity

CHAS has been working with its staff to embrace innovative ideas to improve the services it provides

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots couple makes surgery safe for Ecuadorian kids

Nicola and Gareth Wood's charity KidsOR is to fund new kids surgery facilities that will treat 5,000 children in two hospitals in Ecuador

30th November 2018 by Susan Smith

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 30 November 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Carers cut back on food and heating just to survive

Long term carers are having to cut back on food and heating just to get by

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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First devolved employment programme statistics unveiled

The new service has helped almost 5,000 people into work since it was launched six months ago

29th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Families need urgent help at the Scottish Budget

Cash must be put into the pockets of struggling families at the forthcoming Scottish Budget, a children’s charity has said

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Girls in Scotland still believe life is harder for them

Research from Girlguiding Scotland has revealed how much inequality girls and young women still face at home, in relationships and in school or work

29th November 2018 by Susan Smith

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Period poverty campaigner is Social Entrepreneur of the Year

An anti-period poverty pioneer has been named as Social Entrepreneur of the Year

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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