Social Justice & Poverty

Tory cuts to cost disabled £50 a week by 2020

Disabled households are already suffering from cuts to their incomes but there's much more to come

19th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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First Scottish volunteering festival kicks off

The Stirling Festival of Volunteering will see 10 events take place over six days

19th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s social security HQ will be in Dundee

New agency set to create 1,500 jobs

19th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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Calls for Universal Credit Christmas truce

A festive season of misery faces those receiving the controversial benefit

19th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts to halt flawed Universal Credit

Criticism from campaigners, charities and politicians could force government to rethink controversial policy

18th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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OAPs missing out on pension credit

Age Scotland is urging older people to claim pension credit, following new figures showing 104,000 entitled Scots are not claiming it

15th September 2017 by Graham Martin

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TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2017

Read the TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2017 in electronic reader format – it's packed full of useful information

15th September 2017 by TFN

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Mega-rich Tory finds foodbanks “uplifting”

A multi-millionaire Tory MP has been blasted after he declared foodbank use as “rather uplifting”

14th September 2017 by Graham Martin

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Girlguides aim to end period poverty

Girlguiding Scotland members have joined the campaign to end period poverty in Scotland

14th September 2017 by Graham Martin

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Poor people pushed into debt by harsh benefit deductions

Claimants say they are being forced further into poverty

14th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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Report shows growth in social enterprises

Firstport has published a report on the importance of social enterprises to mark 10 years in operation

13th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Fostering is not Airbnb for children without families

Susan Smith questions the impact of the latest charity campaign to persuade more Scots to foster

13th September 2017 by Susan Smith

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Unemployment clothing project faces closure

Grassroots Clothing has made an urgent plea for support

13th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Use of disabled parking routinely abused by the public

​MSPs are urged to tighten legislation to halt misuse of disabled parking bays

13th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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Che Guevara’s daughter heads to Scotland

The Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign and the Havana Glasgow Film Festival will host Aleida Guevara March later this year

12th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit must be halted warns charity

Flaws in the system means those already on meagre incomes lose out more

12th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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Campaign to put an end to nuisance calls

Third sector bodies have come together to launch a week of action against nuisance called, backed by a new Scottish Government fund

11th September 2017 by Susan Smith

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Homeless charity wants to hear stories from those it has helped

Glasgow City Mission is looking for people it has helped to support it to take part in Doors Open Day

11th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Scots call for halt of arms sales to Saudis and UAE

Scots have called for the UK to halt the sale of weapons to those fighting in Yemen

11th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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