Having struggled with substance misuse for most of her adult life, Tammie has used her volunteering experience through Link Up to turn her life around. Because of Tammieâ€™s circumstances, her daughter went into her grandmotherâ€™s care in 2016. Wanting to be a positive role model for her daughter and to regain custody of her, asRead More
For many charities, negotiating complex property leases or dealing with difficult HR issues can have a serious effect on their day-to-day work simply because they lack the financial resources and capacity to deal with them. Thanks to our Specialist Volunteer Network, several charities have been able to access free expert legal advice with lawRead More
In 2009 Murton Trust for Education and the Environmentâ€™s journey changed when they secured 10 years support from Inspiring Scotland. At the time of investment the organisation had two staff running a 200 acre site. It was home to a 180 acre nature reserve and a 20 acre site that the staff and trustees hadRead More
Hugh (not his real name) is in his forties and has been attending one of Link Upâ€™s menâ€™s groups since March 2014. He had a drug addiction until he managed to get off them approximately ten years ago. â€śGetting off the drugs isnâ€™t just about stopping taking them, itâ€™s about changing everything. I had toRead More
Keiran shows that with determination and the right support, everyone can achieve their goals and make a fresh start. Keiran has a difficult relationship with his father due to his fatherâ€™s alcohol misuse, and lives with foster parents for part of the week. He has dyslexia, and struggled to read and write, but despite theseRead More
My life could have so easily have turned out a different way if it wasn’t for FARE. I didn’t have the best start in life. In fact, those early years were pretty tough. Living in the east end of Glasgow, I was brought up by a single parent household and my Dad died when IRead More
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