Regeneration & Housing

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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Behind closed doors: what’s going on in housing in Scotland

​Graeme Brown explores recent housing triumphs as well as the obstacles Scotland's must overcome to ensure enough safe and affordable housing

9th August 2016 by TFN Guest

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I travelled 600 miles without money to help the homeless

Comedian Damian Kingsley spent 112 days on the road relying on other people’s generosity to raise money for Shelter

2nd August 2016 by TFN Guest

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Real Hero: I’ve raised £7m for charity in 21 years

Pete Jew (58), manages Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop – famous for its January launch events. He was recently named the UK’s top charity shop worker

19th July 2016 by TFN Guest

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We need to provide more for those who have too little

Social activist Stuart Fenwick is taking inspiration from a former US president

18th November 2015 by TFN Guest

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Community services improve lives and save money

Susan Smith argues the Scottish Parliament report into loneliness highlights the need to ramp up preventative health spending

28th October 2015 by Susan Smith

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Now is the time to change how people get to rent their homes

Private tenancies bill could bring about welcome changes for those who rent their home

7th October 2015 by TFN Guest

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Opening your home and heart to those fleeing persecution

Rosie Kane, a former MSP, writes for TFN on her positive experience of taking in a refugee woman and child

9th September 2015 by TFN Guest

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Should the DWP be sanctioned?

Martin Johnstone points out that when benefits claimants lie they get sanctioned, yet the DWP got away with hoodwinking the public with fake case studies

2nd September 2015 by TFN Guest

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Is Scotland blazing a trail for low cost community energy?

Energy Action Scotland hails the launch of a new community energy scheme. But are such schemes able to realistically tackle fuel poverty?

24th July 2015 by TFN

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Let’s talk about private renting

Ellie Hutchinson discusses the need to establish a national forum for tenants living in rented private accommodation

8th July 2015 by TFN Guest

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TFN is enjoying a Social Enterprise Summer

Susan Smith explains why summer is a good excuse to celebrate social enterprises with its #SocEntSummer campaign

1st July 2015 by Susan Smith

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