The recent fire at Grenfell Tower in west London was a tragedy that has devastated the lives of local residents and the wider community. It was a stark reminder that the campaign to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home is still a long way from being done.
Edinburgh Tollcross shop volunteer Laura didn’t hesitate to go the extra mile for a good cause. When you’re passionate about something, volunteering can be a great way to put your knowledge into practice! Here’s her story about how a little creative thinking led to a big reward.
From the 1st to the 7th of June each year we mark Volunteers’ Week, a national celebration of the contribution that volunteers make to society. Volunteers are reported to contribute over £2 billion to the Scottish economy each year, and play a vital role in helping Scotland’s communities to thrive. Given this remarkable figure, the […]
Are you a private tenant? Do you feel heating your home and any other fuel use costs you too much? Do you wish your home was better insulated/had a better central heating system/was less drafty? Do you think your landlord should have to improve the energy efficiency of your home? Or not? Do you think […]
The UK is once again gearing up for a General Election, just 10 months after the referendum on European Union membership and only 11 months after the shake-up of the Scottish Parliament elections last May. Not to mention the issue of another referendum on Scottish Independence which was voted on in September 2014 and is […]