Social Justice & Poverty

Support for male sexual abuse survivor charities

The new body will work with 10 UK charities to ensure they are providing high-quality support and care to male survivors of sexual abuse

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Scottish Government work programme will fail says SCVO

People with multiple barriers to employment will not get enough support under the Scottish Government's new employment programme says charities

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Campaigners welcome Church’s apology for LGBT discrimination

The Church of Scotland has also opened up discussion about the right of ministers to conduct gay marriages

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Exploitation, misery and death – how the asylum process crushes refugees

Destitution is built into the asylum process – and drives exploitation, ill health, misery and death

25th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland backs global goals for a better world

MSPs pledged to support the world's 17 Sustainable Development Goals at both home and abroad during a recent Scottish Malawi Partnership campaig

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Social Enterprise Awards open for entries

Scotland's emerging and established social enterprises are now able to enter to Scottish Social Enterprise Awards 2017

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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General election debate too quiet on disability issues

Delia Henry argues the concerns of 1 million Scots living with a disability or long-term health condition should be more prominent in the election

24th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Visually impaired denied right to vote in secret

Online voting would ensure the right of vision impaired citizens to cast their vote privately in elections

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Leading charities unite for greater political diversity

More diversity is needed if Scottish politics is to be truly inclusive

24th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Brendan Cox: unite against cowardly attacks and heal our divisions

Brendan Cox says cowardly attacks cause great pain - but they must not drive us apart

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Welfare cuts only stigmatise the poorest

Danny Saviola is a welfare rights manager for See Change in the Borders

23rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Why is shared parenting still a dirty term in the UK?

Ian Maxwell is heading to Boston to hear how shared parenting is being recognised as the best way forward for children around the world

22nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scotland needs new child poverty targets say MSPs

Child poverty targets are currently too distant says committee

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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One year from Jo Cox killing: charities urged to help communities heal

Scotland’s charities are getting behind a major drive to cut across division and hatred in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

19th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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FOI request reveals DWP staff told to reject 80% of benefit appeals

Staff are working to a quota confidential documents reveal

18th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Campaigners look to lodge rape clause legal challenge

A Scottish social enterprise has opened a crowdfunding campaign to pay for legal action

17th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Football legend to support Scots Street Soccer charity

Ferguson to attend event where he'll discuss leadership and success

17th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Apprenticeship levy will costs us £130,000 this year

Edel Harris calls on charities to join her in campaigning for more support for organisations that can ill afford the new tax on apprenticeships

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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