Feeling the pinch after Christmas?

Feeling the pinch after Christmas? 06 Jan 2016 We all love to splash out a bit over the Christmas period…….from presents for loved ones, party nights, to stacking up on our favourite food and drink. However when the festivities are over, January can feel like a very...

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...

Getting online and sharing information

As a small charity, keeping up with the ever evolving digital world can be a challenge. With what often feels like a million and one things to do, it’s all too common to put off thinking about online presence and the many ways of sharing information online. That said,...