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Accessing the right kind of help can transform the lives of new parents
06.11.2020

Accessing the right kind of help can transform the lives of new parents

Pregnancy, birth and caring for a new baby can involve some of the most rewarding experiences in life. Yet being a new parent can also be full of difficult and isolating moments for mothers and families writes Julia Abel. Mental ill health at this time is common, affecting 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in

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The Potential of our Relationships
04.11.2020

The Potential of our Relationships

Link Up worker Hannah Kirby reflects on Hilary Cottam’s book ‘Radical Help’ and the parallels with Inspiring Scotland’s community development and wellbeing programme.  â€œTo solve today’s problems we need collaboration, we need to be part of the change and we need systems that include all of us… And to do this we need to start

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Successful organisations announced for Inspiring Scotland Creative Communities programme
02.11.2020

Successful organisations announced for Inspiring Scotland Creative Communities programme

  Nearly 40 organisations around Scotland have been announced as recipients of funding from Inspiring Scotland’s new Creative Communities Programme, which will support the development of grassroots creative and cultural initiatives. Creative writing, open air galleries, street art, family dance and drama performances are just some of the projects being supported by the £900,000 programme, which

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The importance of engaging Scotland’s girls in Active Play
21.10.2020

The importance of engaging Scotland’s girls in Active Play

To celebrate Scottish woman and girls in sport week 2020 we decided to interview Anne- Marie, who is involved in the running of the Active Play programme at voluntary organisation FARE Scotland, on the importance of engaging girls in Active play. FARE Scotland (Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse) is a voluntary organisation working within

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The world needs people who think differently
15.10.2020

The world needs people who think differently

In our latest blog, Autism Performance Advisor Allison Crawford writes about the development of the Different Minds. One Scotland campaign and the collaborative process which helped bring the campaign into fruition.   Different minds. One Scotland It’s hard to believe that from a conversation with our Scottish Government policy colleagues over a year ago about

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COSLA the latest signature to Scotland’s National Position Statement on Outdoor Play
12.10.2020

COSLA the latest signature to Scotland’s National Position Statement on Outdoor Play

Momentum continues to build in embedding play and learning outdoors as a fundamental part of growing up in Scotland. COSLA, the national association of Scottish councils is the latest major new signatory to sign the national statement which is a commitment to making play and learning outdoors an everyday activity for all children in Scotland.

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