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Can you volunteer when you’re claiming benefits? The most up to date advice

Volunteering is great for your mental wellbeing. It’s a good way to contribute, connect with your community and build up skills  and confidence for getting back to work. However, many people are worried that volunteering might  affect their entitlement to benefits. We’ve all heard horror stories about people whose benefits were stopped because their ability […]

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I love being a volunteer. It gives me hope, it’s brilliant

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn @stargazer1210 I love my work has a volunteer, simple as that. I love chipping in and working hard and the skills I’m being rewarded with are just outstanding! Bear Laura Grylls is my Tuesday name lol! What have I learned through various volunteer posts? For a start I’m […]

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Tempus Fugit- time flies #SMHAFF10 @stargazer1210

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn about her involvement in #SMHAFF Time is something that makes you think, more so at this time of year. Looking back and looking forward, clocks changing. Its all relevant in our life’s. Tick Tock ,Tick Tock! Recently I learned about the meaning of Chime another sound but […]

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Volunteering over Christmas in Glasgow

Christmas can be great fun. But it can also be tough. It can be lonely. Many of us want to reach out and do something to help other people, to remember the real meaning of Christmas. With this in mind, we had planned to find a list of good volunteering opportunities around Glasgow over the […]

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Community Correspondent John Dane

Giving something back

A post from our Community Correspondent John Dane Fortunately, I am at a stage in my recovery where I am able to give something back. So, this week I found myself filling in forms to volunteer for a new project called Glasgow Action on Benefits.  This week I start the first training course, which will […]

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Do you know a charity that has just moved its Head Quarters from Birmingham to Paisley to recruit more volunteers?

It is Fibromyalgia Association UK; www.fmauk.org Involving yourself and contributing to Community Groups has benefits for mental wellbeing. A condition like this gets you down sometimes; being part of an association where you get peer support or can contribute as a member or volunteer makes a difference for the good for everyone involved. Interview I […]

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