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One final article – a goodbye
The time is right for Scope to close. It’s been a decade of long reads, alternative journalism, and the opportunity for important issues to have a platform. And – hopefully – some good insights.
No-one knows where the jobs market is going
Employment is a tentpole for society. Working keeps people well, produces stuff we need, and gives people money to pay their bills and live a life. However, we have no idea what the jobs market will look like in the near future.
A story to inspire ...
We can and we should learn from the past. Whatever lies ahead has happened before: we should try to take lessons from that.
Austerity is a choice, and it looks like a bad one
Northern Ireland – and the rest of the UK - could have a bigger budget. It’s a matter of choice. Public spending now that saves money later is a good investment.
The shameful waste of our money
Sometimes the really important stories that affect us all do not get covered.
When money is tight, campaigning is more important than ever
The Department for Communities is consulting on its budget. Northern Ireland’s welfare mitigation payments are at risk. Those who want (at least some) payments that protect vulnerable people to continue should speak up.
New toolkit launched for parents of children with disabilities
A new toolkit for people whose children have disabilities – and written by parents, for parents – could be transformative for mums and dads who feel overwhelmed.
The true cost of deprivation and division
Scope has long argued that peace-building is a process and not an event.
An ancient key to longevity
Researchers believe they have uncovered one of the keys to a longer life. And the answer has been staring them in the face for more than a thousand years.
Will we fail once more on mental health?
A new report from the Audit Office says Northern Ireland’s ten-year mental health strategy risks failure due to a lack of financial support.
A blueprint for Northern Ireland's Third Sector
Northern Ireland now has a blueprint on how to unleash the potential of civil society to the benefit of all.
Impact: it’s not the work you do, it’s what that work achieves
Focusing on outcomes won’t address all the third sector’s challenges, but it will help organisations get the most out of whatever resources they have.
Social security is inadequate – what will government do about it?
The Cliff Edge Coalition NI relaunched its campaign last week. A lot has changed since 2018, almost none of it good, and the cliff edge faced by much of society has grown much higher.