Health & Social Care

Going the extra mile to aid recovery

As an NHS physiotherapist Aiden Murphy finds his work challenging and at times fraught. Volunteering has help him rekindle faith in the profession

14th December 2016 by Robert Armour

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Chief encounters: Mark Bibbey on why the Poppy is still important

Mark Bibbey is chief executive of Poppyscotland and believes public support for the Poppy Appeal is as important today as ever

8th November 2016 by TFN Staff

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Chief Encounters: Morna O’May

Morna O'May of Contact the Elderly on reaching out to isolated older people and the power of music

26th October 2016 by TFN

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Care at home: a crisis unfolding in front of our eyes

Pennie Taylor spoke to care at home providers about how the introducing the Scottish Living Wage to all care staff will affect their business model

25th October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Chief Encounters: David Craig

David Craig, chief executive of Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, on the benefits of Facebook for charities and his short lived acting career

12th October 2016 by TFN

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Chief Encounters: Tressa Burke

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance, on the huge difference even a small charity can make

28th September 2016 by TFN Staff

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Chief Encounters: Iain Morrison

Iain Morrison of Revive MS Support loves working in the third sector so much he can't stop checking his emails

21st September 2016 by TFN Staff

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Chief encounters: Phil Cox on supporting vulnerable veterans

Phil Cox, chief executive of Scottish Veterans Residences, hasn't ended up playing international rugby but does work to provide help to those in need

1st September 2016 by TFN

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Fringe charity partnership’s success is no joke

2016 is the 25th year that Waverley Care has teamed up with The Pleasance Theatre trust and their fundraising is set to break the £400,000 barrier

24th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Chief encounters: retirement is still a long way off for this learning disabilities campaigner

Lynette Linton is the chair of the National Involvement Network, a network for people with learning disabilities. It has just created a new charter

17th August 2016 by TFN Guest

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Chief Encounters: Robbie Norval, a sloth loving flamingo!

Robbie Norval heads up social enterprise Lingo Flamingo and believes Life is Beautiful - just don't ask him to make you a cup of tea

26th July 2016 by Susan Smith

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Chief encounters: From parachuting with the marines to being in charge of a charity

Steve Conway, chief executive of Erskine, is a former marine who is hoping to integrate the Ministry of Defence and third sector

13th July 2016 by TFN

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Chief encounters: Mairi O’Keefe on why Leuchie House is better than a holiday

Chief encounters: Mairi O'Keefe is proud of Leuchie House, her inspiring mum and her physicist son

28th June 2016 by TFN Staff

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Gordon is fighting MND like a champion

Paul Cardwell met MND campaigner Gordon Aikman, who was recognised as a Charity Champion at this year's Scottish Charity Awards

21st June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who has a new job in the voluntary sector | 17 May 2016

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Chief encounters: Funding woes stop charities doing more

Neil Logan, director and founder of Roadshow Solutions, explains why he decided to launch a new community interest company

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who has a new job in the voluntary sector | 14 April 2016

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

14th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Chief encounters: Janis McDonald on sun and sangria

Janis McDonald is a fan of sunshine, sangria and karaoke and believes everyone should learn British Sign Language

4th April 2016 by TFN

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Our neighbourhood network is a success because it’s not a charity

​Marion Shawburn runs a befriending network in Eastwood making vital contact with older and vulnerable people.

9th March 2016 by Robert Armour

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