Families & Young People

Sturgeon: third sector has key role in tackling addiction crisis

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the creativity of charities can help reduce drug deaths in Scotland

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festival of Volunteering set to be bigger than ever

Events will run throughout next month - and will take place across two local authority areas

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity furniture depot hit by flooding

The Edinburgh Furniture Initiative is seeking urgent donations after stock was damaged during flooding last week

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters to investigate climate change in coastal areas

YouthLink Scotland is spearheading a project to examine the impact of global warming on Scotland's coastline.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Teenagers with sight loss enjoy flying lesson

Four youngsters from the RNIB youth club took to the skies over Dundee.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charities join forces to tackle youth violence

A new initiative from the Prince Trust offers young people the advice they need to improve their lives.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity warning over childcare staffing crisis

Staff are leaving third sector and private care providers for better paid council nurseries

8th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Prisoners set to learn first aid skills

A programme to teach prisoners how to save lives is being rolled out after a successful pilot

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding boost for rural youth projects

The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund aims to support young people in isolated areas of Scotland

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities sought to help fight hunger in Edinburgh

A revamp of the FareShare depot in Edinburgh is set to help feed 2,000 more vulnerable people

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities embrace social media initiative

Workplace for Good allows organisations to utilise Facebook to boost opportunities

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Asylum seeker collects five Highers despite deportation fears

Somer Umeed Bakhsh's family fled Pakistan after receiving death threats.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Samaritans call for wellbeing on results day

Charity offers support to anyone stressed by exam performance.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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The answer to Scotland’s drug crisis lies in its communities

Eddie Nisbet calls for support for social enterprises who are delivering local public health services to exorcise Scotland’s drug-related demons

5th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charity calls for ‘root and branch’ review of child maintenance

New figures reveal a £1bn shortfall in payments collected from non-resident parents.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Adoptive families ‘struggle to access support’

Charity's findings contradict recent Care Inspectorate report.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Deaf children being left behind by education system

The National Deaf Children's Society has highlighted the challenges that young people with hearing impairments face

5th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 2 August 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

2nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Big Noise prepare for special performance

The Stirling-based orchestra will be joined by their American counterparts for the one-off show

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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