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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) chief executive Anna Fowlie said: “For most of us, technology has played a crucial role in keeping us connected to friends and family, informed and entertained, and able to continue with learning and work. “However, there are pe…
This includes feeding more than 1000 children at primary schools; providing nursery education, health checks and counselling support for young people with additional physical and emotional needs; making improvement to school infrastructure and creating a small grants scheme which…
Young carers losing out Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament have been consulting with young carers/young adult carers during lockdown.  A significant and recurring issue raised is that some are still not getting access to supermarkets during protected hours set aside for vul…
Tomorrow (Thursday 7 May), Beaumont will once again cycle 240 miles on a turbo trainer in his living room. Among those joining him are Paralympians Steve Bate MBE and Mel Nicholls and female round-the-world record holder Jenny Graham. Others who’ve taken part have done everything…
Cabinet secretary for social security Shirley-Anne Somerville said:  “The payment will benefit carers who are on low incomes and already have some of the most intense caring roles, providing at least 35 hours unpaid care weekly to a disabled child or adult in receipt of higher le…
New research by Carers Scotland has revealed that 80% of unpaid carers are having to spend more money during the outbreak, Gingerbread has cautioned that measures to limit the spread of the virus will put “huge pressure” on single parent families which were already twice as likel…
Virus exposing gaps in kinship care The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating gaps in support for kinship carers, putting children’s placements at risk, a charity has warned. A Family Rights Group survey of nearly 700 kinship carers – many of whom had taken on children as a result…
Although the sector has welcomed the £350 million made available to councils and the third sector to deal with the emergency response, a majority of national youth work organisations have been unable to access these funds and now face an uncertain future. National voluntary youth…
Charities who support women and girls are invited to apply for a share of £15 million. The money is being made available from the Tampon Tax Fund, raised through VAT on sanitary products. This tax will come to an end in January 2021 following the UK’s exit from the Europe…
The Seabird Centre works on conservation projects such as its hugely successful SOS Puffin, which has helped the critically endangered Atlantic Puffin population recover in numbers. It also runs an education programme, engaging with more than 4,000 school children each year, and…

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