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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.

 
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

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

 
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

 
Karen Adam MSP encourages people and organisations to share their views on proposals to establish a Disability Commissioner in Scotland

 
With an expected rise in the number of people being diagnosed with sight loss in Scotland, the third sector’s role is more important than ever

 
Lydia Murphy explores the value of a human-rights based approach to social justice in Scotland

 
Partner content: Emily Berry, partnership manager at Utility Aid, talks about the support it is providing to village and community halls across the country

 
Debbie Shields, director at Aspen People, reflects on the benefits of partnership working and why she chose to extend her support to SCVO