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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.

 
Despite evidence pointing to a direct link between foodbanks and benefits cuts, UK ministers continue to deny responsibility say MPSs

 
Gary Christie from the Scottish Refugee Council explores some of the attitudes that have led Scotland to turn to UKIP

 
Ruchir Shah says UKIP’s rise shows attitudes in Scotland are not that different to rest of the UK

 
Pete Latchford believes its time for dads to be brought in from the cold and given equal rights to mums

 
Fathers need more recognition of their parenting role both at work and home

 
Child poverty charity says Westminster and Scottish governments need to do more to help poor families who can't survive on benefits

 
​The Scottish Parliament's welfare reform committee is seeking people with experience of Personal Independence Payment to tell MSPs their story

 
Jamie Livingstone explains how he coped living on £1 a day for a week, and how it compared to a life of poverty at home or abroad

 
Steven McAvoy, Enable welfare rights adviser, recounts an incident that highlights why benefits sanctions don't save money or help people find work