Sector Issues

Older people: "undervalued, unappreciated, patronised"

8 Oct 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues, Health

Claire Keatinge has plenty to say as she reflects on her four years in office as Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.

Health reform quietly gathers pace

25 Sep 2015Nick Garbutt Health, Sector Issues

Behind the headlines progress is being made in implementing the flagship Transforming Your Care programme, Scope reports. 

Every Lidl helps: helping charities can be super marketing for businesses

2 Sep 2015Ryan Miller Sector Issues, Funding

Following the announcement of a new Lidl scheme to fund community groups across Northern Ireland, Scope asks whether partnerships between the voluntary and private sectors are a world of untapped potential.

Sector faces massive job losses, survey claims

28 Aug 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues

Scope reports on the latest threat to community and voluntary sector funding

Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?

31 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Health, Mental Health, Sector Issues, Community Relations, Funding

Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.

Marginalised, excluded, demonised?

27 May 2015Nick Garbutt Media, Sector Issues

Scope examines a ground-breaking research project which aims to address the negative stereo-typing of young people by the media. 

Pulling a stroke?

26 May 2015Nick Garbutt Media, Sector Issues

Scope analyses the controversy surrounding the Stroke Association’s shocking claims about stroke rates amongst people of working age and asks if great advocacy can become bad science. 

How American non profits are getting politicians to sit up and notice

13 May 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues, Politics

As cuts deepen should the sector lie down and take it, disappear into silos, with everyone fighting everyone else for scraps, or is there a better way? 

Sector needs to act on mental health of staff

28 Apr 2015Guest Author Sector Issues, Mental Health

Professor Peter McBride chief executive of the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health (Niamh)  argues the Third Sector must act now to stave off a mental health crisis amongst employees following cuts. 

BIG new youth fund has fresh focus

19 Mar 2015Ryan Miller Funding, Sector Issues

Collaboration with youth at every stage is a new requirement for any groups looking to access some of the Big Lottery's new £50m pot aimed at Empowering Young People.