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All Ability Cycling

23rd March 2020
Health SEN News

MACPool successfully applied for funding through the A&B HSCP Self Management Fund to run the All Ability Cycling Project in partnership with Cycling UK & The Ardrishaig Bothy. As part of this project the fund provided MACPool with 7 Aqua Cycles & training from Hydrorider. Stationary cycling and water based exercises are frequently recommended for […]

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The future of socialism in America

18th March 2020
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Financial Times, by Edward Luce 12.03.20 Bernie Sanders seems certain to lose the Democratic nomination. But his movement has changed the party. Just over a century ago, American socialism hit its high-water mark. Some might consider that combination of words — “American socialism” — to be an oxymoron. But the US allergy to socialism can […]

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Iain Macwhirter: What we did for the banks we must now do for the people

18th March 2020
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The Herald, by Iain Macwhirter 18.03.20 AS the instant experts on social media rant and rave and the digital sans-culottes demand heads on spikes, there is one thing we do seem to agree about: that the collateral damage to the economy could be almost as bad as the impact of coronavirus. In short: poverty kills people too. […]

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Social Distancing

18th March 2020
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Just Enterprise: Info Update

17th March 2020
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17th March 2020 Staff at Just Enterprise – the Scottish Government’s programme of business support for social enterprises – are working hard to ensure that we can support the sector during this challenging time. We encourage anyone who wants to be kept up to date with additions and changes to our service to join our […]

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What is the magic number?

17th March 2020
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Mark McLintock – MainStreet Consulting After reading articles from Martin Armstrong and David Bookbinder about the relative merits of large and small housing associations, Mark McLintock from MainStreet Consulting carried out some analysis and details his findings. MainStreet has worked with some big housing associations and some small housing associations. So we were very interested in recent […]

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Young social entrepreneurs take starring role in this week’s Big Issue!

17th March 2020
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Vicky Carroll – The Big Issue – 16th March 2020 This week’s edition of The Big Issue is a bumper 72-page special issue produced in association with Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) and schools across the globe. The SEA, founded in 2004, runs the Social Enterprise Schools programme, which gives students a hands-on experience in running […]

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Community call as coronavirus cases rise

17th March 2020
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Third Force News, by Gareth Jones 12.03.20 Communities have been urged to work together as coronavirus cases across the country rise. In the wake of the £30 billion emergency fund announced in the budget yesterday and anticipated switch to the delay phase of the government four-part plan, leaders from different sectors have today joined forces […]

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Coronavirus: voluntary sector rises to the challenge to help those in need

17th March 2020
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Third Force News, by Robert Armour 17.03.20 Networks of volunteers are springing up to bolster Scots communities in an unprecedented effort by civil society to tackle isolation stemming from the coronavirus. In a bold illustration of the value of the country’s voluntary sector, grassroots groups are being established across the country, supported by social media, […]

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Coronavirus sector funding call

17th March 2020
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Third Force News, by Gareth Jones 16.03.20 A call has been made for emergency funding to be made for the voluntary sector in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations across Scotland are facing mass uncertainty and potential disruption as a result of the coronavirus. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has requested that discussions […]

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Future of Dundee sports centre secured as charity lodges application to create a social hub

16th March 2020
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Laura Devlin – Evening Telegraph – 14th March 2020 The future of a sports centre looks like it will be secured after a sports charity lodged an application to create a facility for vulnerable members of the community. In August fears were raised by union bosses the Lynch Centre would be shut after staff were […]

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Community land ownership across Highlands and islands helping to battle population decline

16th March 2020
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Kirsten Robertson – Press and Journal – 14th March 2020 Community land ownership is helping to reverse decades of population decline in some of Scotland’s most fragile rural communities, according to a new report. Swathes of rural Scotland – much of it in the north – are affected by young people who continue to leave […]

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