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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.

 
For five years I’ve had the privilege to help tell the stories of Citizens Advice in Scotland. As I prepare to move on to a new role, I’ve been reflecting on the stories that will stay with me.

 
Proposed charges would be devastating for the many who rely on volunteer led services

 
Our Prehab service helps people to change harmful behaviours and make healthier choices

 
The new first minister has stated that one of his top priorities is eliminating child poverty. This is certainly a central aim on the journey towards a practical, real-world, wellbeing economy that impacts our daily lives

 
Lindsay Banks on the work of the Newton Stewart Initiative

 
VASLan chief executive Steven Sweeney and SCVO head of policy and research Kirsten Hogg reflect on the connections between #EssentialSector and #KeepTheBeatAlive  

 
Emma Jackson says we need a system reset - and must make it easier for people to claim what they are entitled to

 
This Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) is a perfect time for volunteer managers to consider how they look after and support their teams at all times, not just for one week a year, says Shaf Mansour

 
Derek Mitchell on why the Home Office must think again on plans to levy registration fees to provide immigration advice

 
Political upheaval can’t detract from the sector’s needs