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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.

David Bookbinder reacts to "personal" criticism of housing associations

Tommy Lusk, housing campaigner, says tenant satisfaction surveys published by housing associations hide more than they reveal

Russell Gunson on why it will take more than optimism and increasing benefits to end child poverty in Scotland


Paul Stevenson busts the myths surrounding the"deserving" and "undeserving" poor


The Poverty Alliance's Carla McCormack looks forward to Challenge Poverty Week

Ken Reid discusses why shared spaces could set back the rights of partially sighted people by decades

Sally Hall discusses the role of the third sector in helping journalists get closer to the stories that really matter

Fiona King says a lack of affordable housing, a rise in social sector evictions and the impact of welfare cuts means Scotland is suffering a housing crisis