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Lynn Henni

Lynn Henni

Lynn is an enthusiastic activist for equality and social justice and brings decades of experience in the public sector to our team.

Her knowledge and experience of policy development has helped us to work with Scottish Government, local authorities and communities to design innovative and effective solutions to deep-rooted social problems.

Lynn has worked in a host of Scottish Government roles including Head of European Structural Funds Strategy, Schools Policy Team Leader, Head of International Strategy & Co-ordination and Head of Primary Care Innovation & Strategy Unit, and helped to established the Equality Unit.

With Inspiring Scotland she has worked across several funds, utilising her breadth of expertise to ensure our partner charities have the greatest impact on the people they help.

lynn@inspiringscotland.org.uk

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities
29.11.2019

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Community is an old and deeply human idea. It is about sharing; people sharing experiences, sharing places and sharing hopes. We gain a sense of community early in our lives. For children, playing is intrinsically linked to a burgeoning sense of belonging to a bigger group of people

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Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families
20.11.2019

Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Inspiring Scotland exists to address poverty and disadvantage. The role of Play Rangers, our community play programme, in this work isn’t self-evident. Yet giving children the opportunity to play outside, in their own neighbourhood, can reveal the damaging effects and true extent of child poverty in Scotland and

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People are at the heart of sustainable charities
19.11.2019

People are at the heart of sustainable charities

All charities have the people they serve at the heart of everything they do, writes Performance Advisor Kirsty Gilchrist. It is a core principle of our sector. But people are also at the heart of how they do it. Without the energy, compassion and expertise of staff, charities could not do the extraordinary work they

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