Regeneration & Housing

We are in the grip of a housing crisis

Fiona King says a lack of affordable housing, a rise in social sector evictions and the impact of welfare cuts means Scotland is suffering a housing crisis

17th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Bethany gave me the tools to rebuild my life

David, 30, was helped out of homelessness by Bethany House, an emergency resettlement unit in Edinburgh.

17th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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How fit are our personal finances?

Yvonne MacDermid on the big debate to be had over our personal debt, now at its highest level in a decade

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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The UK’s first ever manifesto for charity shops

Shona Ferrier says is time politicians took note of the vital contribution charity retail makes to local communities

30th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Creating a better, fairer social security system

Social security minister Jeane Freeman outlines her vision for a better, fairer social security system run from Scotland

3rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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In every corner of Scotland: the local election manifesto for social enterprise

Duncan Thorp explains why social enterprises share the same values as local authority employees and what this means for the uplcoming election

13th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Light the touchpaper of civil action

​Mick Lightbody is a veteran housing campaigner from Easterhouse, Glasgow. Alongside Bob Holman he managed to turn round the fortunes of the run-down estate

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Voice of dissent: poverty campaigners do challenge the Scottish Government

Peter Kelly challenges Robert Armour's view that the third sector is unwilling to criticise the Scottish Government

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Laying the foundations of a housing programme for disabled

Pennie Taylor on why we must address the crisis in disabled housing

6th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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The difference a home makes to ex-offenders

Andrea Williams has discovered a safe and secure home can turn the lives around of women coming out of prison

1st December 2016 by TFN Guest

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The value of the personal touch

​Gerry O'Sullivan says that the most valuable part of his time at Bield was seeing the difference the charity has made first hand

16th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Whose town is it anyway?

Phil Prentice considers how Scots can contribute to making their towns better during National Towns' Week

15th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: From homelessness to the board in two years

Richard Williams joined the Emmaus community in Gloucestershire to get off the streets, less than two years later he's helping to run the charity

7th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Underneath the digital divide is shocking inequality

Douglas White explains why vharities have a vital role to play in helping to tackle the digital divide

27th September 2016 by TFN Guest

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One year on from the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing

​Adam Lang examines what impact of the commission on housing and wellbeing has had a year after publishing its final report

7th September 2016 by TFN Guest

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A Scottish Social Security Agency - what will it mean for disabled people?

Layla Theiner discusses whether a Scottish Social Security Agency be a saving grace for disabled people on benefits in Scotland

16th August 2016 by TFN Guest

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