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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

The SNP leader was speaking at SCVO’s the Gathering.

Having to sacrifice basic necessities such as a winter coat can have a hugely detrimental impact on a person’s dignity and on their mental wellbeing

While women account for more than two-thirds of the workforce, it is men who dominate the most influential decision-making positions

The data shows women are struggling more to keep up with household essentials and bear a greater responsibility for these costs.

Campaigners from a number of groups came together at the Gathering.

Campaign seeks to highlight a diverse range of talents, backgrounds and experiences, from campaigners to youth workers, artists, writers and young leaders

Organisations told delegates of the benefits and challenges facing those undertaking partnership working.

Discussions began as far back as last year about the potential for closure. 

Blue Triangle provides trauma-informed support in accommodation services and in communities across Scotland. 

They believe that it would make the system fairer and offer disabled older people a better quality of life.