Health & Social Care

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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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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Open-mindedness and the recovery journey

Dan Mushens examines whether those needing support are open-minded to change

2nd April 2019 by TFN Guest

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The hard work starts here

Dan Mushens reflects on his five years working at Penumbra and a recent excellent grade for his service

21st March 2019 by TFN Guest

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Devolved benefits delays will impact disabled Scots

Jeremy Balfour MSP says the Scottish Government had a chance to take control of the benefits system - and blew it

15th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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I drank so much I had to learn how to walk again

Glaswegian, George Robb talks to Dan Mushens about working in a prison, developing PTSD as a result of what he saw, and the effects of alcoholism

14th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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Zero-hours contracts and unpredictable work patterns - the reality of working in social care

Henry Simmons on why Scotland's social care system is not delivering fair work for staff and what should be done to change that

12th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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The MoonWalk gives me confidence to talk about my cancer

Christine McLaughlin is urging other women to make a pledge to fundraise to mark International Women’s Day

7th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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The needs of the care experienced are universal

Dr Rachel Happer on why the needs of those who have experienced care are universal

22nd February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Premium Annie through the looking glass - something beginning with F

Annie Gunner Logan ponders what fresh hell awaits us as our relationship with Europe unravels

22nd February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Taking part in employability programme changed my life

Yiorgis Perris reveals how learning the skills required for employment helped him to flourish in the workplace

15th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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We are the vulnerable sector

Rhona Cunningham says community organisations’ very existences are at risk without reform

14th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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I was a butcher, but saw more knives on the streets

John Young speaks to regular TFN blogger Dan Mushens about how life in Glasgow has changed

12th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Humans of Scotland – sharing stories and raising awareness

Angela Millar on why we need to hear the voice of lived experience more

11th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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The future of public health: bicycle or frog?

Claire Stevens: Scotland’s third sector has a growing role to play in public health

7th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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The scale of health inequalities in Scotland and what we can do about them

Andrew Pulford looks at how we can create a win-win situation when dealing with Scotland’s health inequalities

6th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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The doctor said I’d be lucky to see 60. I’ll prove him wrong!

Nick McGill speaks about struggling with alcohol addiction for nearly forty years and how 2019 is going to be his year

25th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Making plans for the future isn’t for everyone, I choose to live day to day

Brian Johnstone talks about growing up in 1970s Glasgow, homelessness and how planning ahead isn’t always the road to recovery

18th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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