Starting University

Starting University I won’t tell you how long ago it was since I started university as an undergraduate. Many things are still the same especially the mix of emotions that can go with embarking on a three or four year degree. I was really excited and also scared of...

Information is knowledge, and knowledge is power

 In my role as Information Worker at Disability Information Scotland, I was recently asked what I felt was important about my role. Thankfully it was really easy to answer “Social Justice – Information is Power”. What I meant by this was that equality, fairness, and...

Coming to your aid…

At Update, the top two things people come to us about are welfare benefits, and aids and equipment. We can see why people need info and advice in regard to benefits, as welfare reform and even just finding your way through the system can be a complex journey. In terms...

Get free stuff!

…well, not quite…but there is free (or low-cost) support out there for charities. Small charities and social enterprises often struggle with ‘lack’ (of resource, money, skills, time, etc); ‘capacity building’ (working with external support to strengthen your...