Social Justice & Poverty

Scotland’s Social Security Agency is already failing minorities

Mark Griffin MSP believes Scotland's flagship Social Security Agency has already failed minorities despite it claiming to be a model of inclusion

19th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Premium Closed curtains tell a story of poverty and hopelessness

Rhona Cunningham reflects on what if anything has changed for families over two decades of stalled political progress on overcoming child poverty

19th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Premium The killing blow often comes from the direction least expected

With everyone’s eyes on Brexit, growing Universal Credit unrest looks set to blindside the Tory government

18th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Rent arrears advice demand rockets

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said changes to the welfare system have led to people facing worries around paying their rent

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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‘Deeply flawed’ Universal Credit should be halted

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and two charities have called for the implementation of the welfare system to stop

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shops aim to help people into work

A new initiative aims to help job seekers look sharp for interviews, without hitting them in the pocket

16th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit delayed further to fix flaws

Leaked documents show ministers will lengthen the roll out and inject more cash in response to criticism

16th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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What is trauma in childhood?

Mary Glasgow examines why adverse childhood experiences and trauma are being widely talked about

16th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Campaign tackles “flourishing” off-street sex industry

Campaign will target organised criminals and support victims

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Universal Credit needs £2bn urgently or will fail

Designer of troubled system says it is working but needs urgent cash injection

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s most deprived live in food deserts

More than a million people in live in “food deserts” –where poverty, poor public transport and a dearth of big supermarkets limit access to affordable nutrition

12th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Homeless to receive free books

Ian Rankin and Nicola Sturgeon have backed an initiative which aims to provide some solace to those sleeping rough

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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TFN poll: should the public pay for royal weddings?

Poll: should we pay for royal weddings?

12th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Closure-threatened charity condems Scottish Government’s “blatant inequality”

Male domestic abuse charity hits out as Scottish Government refuses eleventh hour plea

11th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Stop for Soup campaign launches on World Homelessness Day

Bethany Christian Trust launches Stop for Soup campaign at Edinburgh soup café Union of Genius to raise funds for the homeless

10th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Seven easy ways to boost social enterprise

Duncan Thorp gives his top tips for improving lives and building a better community

10th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Fair work test for those who want government support

The Scottish Government has said organisations that want funding or public sector contracts must pay their workers fairly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help 800 people into housing

The Scottish Government is set to invest £6.5m in the Housing First initiative, which prioritises finding permanent housing for the homeless quickly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Is it time for Universal Credit to be scrapped?

Poll: scrap Universal Credit?

9th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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