Social Justice & Poverty

Open empty shops to house the homeless

Empty shops should be opened up to provide shelter for the homeless, campaigners have demanded

23rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Anti-fascists vow to stop white pride march in Edinburgh

Anti-fascists will gather in Edinburgh this weekend to stop a gathering of far right extremists

23rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Pressure mounts on UK government to halt universal credit

New system is leaving people destitute, renewing calls for its roll-out to be halted

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Indyref2: sex workers back independence

The first new grassroots campaign of the forthcoming Indyref2 campaign has been launched: Sex Workers For Yes

21st March 2017 by Graham Martin

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The sound of silence: why won’t the third sector criticise the Scottish Government?

Organisations' reluctance to criticise the Scottish Government means controversial policies are being accepted without much opposition, argues Robert Armour

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Bid to ban private contractors from hated PIP assessments

Amendments to be tabled to social security bill banning private companies undertaking assessments on disabled people

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs tackle loneliness epidemic among older people

Debate focuses on how loneliness is debilitating older people - and society

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Victory for campaigners after “historic” move to teach same sex education

​SNP conference rubber stamps same sex education in Scotland's schools

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow stands up to racism

People will take to the streets on Saturday (18 March) to send out a message: racism and division will not be tolerated

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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£250k to continue WEvolution’s evolution

A charity which helps people from poor communities set up their own business has been backed by a £225,000 grant from the Scottish Government

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities reveal the desperate fight for survival facing asylum seekers in Scotland

​Violence and exploitation are commonplace for destitute asylum seekers in Scotland committee hears

17th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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How third sector jobs programme transforms lives

The success of the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme in transforming lives was celebrated during a debate in the Scottish Parliament

16th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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The shocking truth: one million Scots now in poverty

Campaigners warn work no longer a route out of hardship for hard-pressed families

16th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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What does the third sector need most from IndyBrexit?

Martin Sime considers what impact the third sector can have in the second independence referendum campaign while leaving the EU

15th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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DWP tells PIP assessors: discriminate against mentally ill

Fears claimants will find it harder to get full entitlement to Personal Independence Payments

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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You can’t run a charity on good will alone

Active4All's demise is a lesson in how ideologically-driven social enterprises must also be backed up with competent business expertise

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Help close attainment gap for poorest children

Scotland's leading children's charities have urged new councillors to help them close Scotland's attainment gap

15th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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