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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.

Jeremy Balfour MSP sets out his plans to create a Disability Commissioner for Scotland – and asks for your help in making it happen

Decisions to cut funding to vital services to ‘balance the books’ are being taken daily, but we are failing to count the real cost.

It’s time to consider how to ‘design out’ stigma from our social safety net

Research shows that over 300,000 people have missed a debt repayment in the past year

Everyone in Scotland deserves an affordable place to call home says Aoife Deery

Dyslexia Scotland, a small Scottish charity, has just been ranked 130th most awarded advertiser in The World Creative Rankings - sharing space with multinationals like Kraft Heinz and Apple. And no, they don’t have Don Draper on staff. Katie Carmichael tells us how they did it...

We must radically re-think our structures and systems around work, social security and public services

Sponsored content: Niall McCaffrey, managing director of ProAptivity, on how customer relationship management software can help your organisation

Louise Stewart of WithYou reflects on a recent consultation event held on Islay

Myles Fitt: the harshness and immediacy of the Council Tax collection process is not well known