Social Justice & Poverty

Older people hiding depression for fear of being a burden

Older people struggling with mental illness because they don't want to offload problems on to others

24th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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DWP revealed woman’s contact details to abusive ex-partner

Woman forced to change identity because of the DWP's error

23rd January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Protest against Trump inauguration in Scotland

Hundreds protest on the advent of Trump becoming US president

20th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Make your new year’s resolution to volunteer

Martin Docherty-Hughes explains why people should make their new year resolution to volunteer in 2017

19th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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This government cares not one jot for the ordinary people of this country

​Maggie Lennon says those who voted for Brexit now appear to have been turkeys voting for their own early Christmas

19th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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DWP slammed for “shambolic” Universal Credit roll-out

MP demands figures on how many people are being put on Universal Credit in error

18th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity hails ruling branding two footballers rapists despite no criminal conviction

Rape Crisis Scotland says the landmark civil court ruling could open door for more civil rape trials

17th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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More than 800 children living in temporary homes

Shelter Scotland says Scottish Government must ramp up its efforts to fight homelessness in light of latest official figures

17th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Disabled claimant takes DWP to court over email

Claimant believes DWP is breaching disability legislation

17th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Rich getting richer at the poor’s expense

Oxfam report highlights "grotesque" inequality in distribution of wealth

16th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Family Centre launches emergency appeal

An Edinburgh family centre that works with some of the city's most disadvantaged families has launched an emergency appeal for funds

16th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Scotland defies DWP to make Universal Credit more flexible

Scottish Government will use new powers to make changes to the way benefits are paid

13th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Nicola Sturgeon commits to LGBT inclusive education in Scots schools

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed proposals for LGBT+ issues to be taught in Scottish schools

12th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Shared society is a sham - and Tories must keep off our territory

Graham Martin says the Tories must not be allowed to use third sector as cover for their agenda of inequality and division

12th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Poll: Is it degrading to stop asylum seekers from working?

A Glasgow MP is calling for changes to immigration rules so that asylum seekers are given the right to work

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Universal Credit leaving people destitute

​Glasgow City Council report says Universal Credit is compromising its services to homeless

11th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Hugely successful sleepover raises £500k for social enterprise

Social Bite has announced it raised more than £500,000 from a celebrity sleepover

11th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Bid to give asylum seekers the right to work

Glasgow MP will take forward debate in which she will press for asylum seekers to be given right to work

11th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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