Health & Social Care

Covid-19: a journey from despair to hope

Rory Mair is in one of the Covid-19 highest risk groups - he tells how he fought despair by seeking solace in the efforts of his community

3rd April 2020 by TFN Guest

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Informal volunteering matters

Sophie Bridger says informal volunteering is critical to building resilient communities and reaching those who need help most

2nd April 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus will hit charities hard

Michelle Mitchell says Cancer Research UK has already had to scale back its work due to a decline in income

31st March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Foodbanks are not essential – they must close, and for good

Pete Ritchie: foodbanks are the product of a previous, austerity-damned era - they must now be closed

26th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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A time like no other

Martin Crewe on living in the age of Covid-19

25th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Good news amid crisis as new youth fund launched

Ian McLaughlan conveys good news for the sector despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis

24th March 2020 by Robert Armour

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Scottish Mental Health Law Review – my experience so far

Karen Martin on the challenges of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review

19th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus advice for volunteers

George Thomson gives practical guidance on the health and wellbeing of volunteers

18th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus update from the regulator

Maureen Mallon from OSCR gives guidance for charities on how to cope with the coronavirus outbreak

16th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Let’s unleash the power of the third sector

SallyAnn Kelly says we need a fundamental shift in the relationship between the state and the third sector

12th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Why it’s time to challenge the perception of adult social care

Lorraine Gray discusses the many misconceptions around working in social care

12th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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I lost my faith when I lost my husband

Anne Kennedy speaks to Penumbra recovery practitioner Dan Mushens about her relationship with alcohol, grieving for her husband and losing her faith

11th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Virus challenge shows creeping ageism in society

Dr Donald Macaskill despairs about certain responses to the Coronavirus, and believes the days ahead will shape us as a society

10th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Get set for The Gathering

Anna Fowlie looks forward to The Gathering, which takes place this week at the SEC in Glasgow

18th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Helping to make lasting change

Jonny Kinross details the Grassmarket Community Project's approach to creating community

17th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering - what do you see?

George Thomson examines what is a key period for volunteering in Scotland

14th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Calling on third sector organisations to become Carer Positive Employers

Sue McLintock gives advice on how to embrace carers in the workplace

13th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Embracing change and moving forward

Dan Mushens reflects on the need to embrace change within health and social care

12th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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By reconnecting we can end loneliness

Alan Reid says that planning is key in the bid to get communities more active and connected

4th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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