Social Justice & Poverty

TFN Live: Bringing communities together

Watch Kim Leadbeater, sister of murdered MP Jo Cox, discuss how communities can work together to overcome tension and strife

23rd February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Older Scots struggling to pay fuel bills

More than one in four older Scots with health conditions are struggling to pay their fuel bills, according to new research by Age Scotland

22nd February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Civil court rape claims set to increase

Rape Crisis Scotland has said that several women have been in contact over seeking justice after being let down by criminal courts

22nd February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Brexit and big business threat to human rights

Human rights in the UK are suffering a double-pronged attack from Brexit and big business interests, warns Amnesty

22nd February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Murdered MP’s sister: silent majority must mobilise against hatred

The silent majority must mobilise to span division in communities, says Jo Cox's sister

21st February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Cover blown: spycops “infiltrated Scottish charities”

Campaigners say the third sector will have been infiltrated by political police

21st February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Social Bite to give homes to 600

Cash from Sleep in the Park will be invested

21st February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Time to act on health inequality in Scotland

Scotland's health promotion agency is aiming to work with poverty groups to establish evidence of the causes of the nation's health problems

19th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Brexit could hit human rights in Scotland

Charities and other groups have backed the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights

19th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cruel Valentine’s PR stunt by DWP backfires badly

Backlash over hugely insensitive tweet

16th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Anger over transgender education pack

An LGBT charity has deemed the guide, created by parents concerned about an increase in children being consider transgender, as dangerous

15th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Royal couple visit Scottish social enterprise

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle called in at Social Bite, and also hosted a Year of Young People event

14th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Prue Leith launches charity cook school

Flavour and Haver will allow Cyrenians to extend its successful Food Education programme

13th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh business awards focus on third sector

The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards inaugural Inspiring Partnership award for businesses and the third sector was a huge success

13th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Housing crisis: our elderly are being failed

Scotland’s housing is failing to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance

9th February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Social security bill has “failed” carers most in need

Groups hit out after Scottish Government refuses to pin carers' allowance to inflation

9th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Vulnerable Scots face digital exclusion

Research by Citizens Advice Scotland has shown many of the people it helps lack computer skills

8th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social Bite to invest in housing first initiative

The £3 million raised through Sleep in the Park will be used to provide immediate housing for the homeless

8th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social Bite welcomes royal couple on first Scottish visit

A social enterprise café will be the first port of call in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to Edinburgh next week

7th February 2018 by Graham Martin

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