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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.

Latest Opinion
 
New report highlights that while some recent advancements have supported the realisation of the human rights of people with learning disabilities in Scotland, not enough has been done to enable them to live full, safe, happy and loving lives.

 
The right to a healthy environment could be transformative for communities and campaigners fighting for a fairer and greener future – but only if new rights have ‘teeth’ and are enforceable against public bodies and polluters. 

 
Since the decline of the pandemic, we’ve seen digital inclusion become deprioritised by services and people, even though in our increasingly digitised world we’re risking leaving more people behind than ever before.

 
We must reframe how the voluntary sector is characterised to reflect its social and economic contributions more accurately

 
Sean J Morrow on how the crisis has impacted his charity – and the toll it has taken 

 
A new paper has been published which presents a framework for digital inclusion in health and social care.

 
World Hepatitis Day is on Friday 28th of July

 
"No matter your age, the need for connection, community and somewhere safe where you can just be yourself and be loved for who you are is the same

 
Advice on making volunteering a success

 
Duncan Thorp: "going forward the social enterprise voice has to be heard loud and clear"