Social Justice & Poverty

Homeless village will be open for Christmas

Work gets underway on homeless village in Edinburgh

19th July 2017 by Robert Armour

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Public bodies forced to prioritise poverty and equality

New legislation in Scotland will make public bodies consider how the wider public is affected by decision making

19th July 2017 by Robert Armour

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Brexit must be halted - before society is damaged for good

Leading figures from across Scottish civil society are demanding a halt to and a reversal of Brexit

18th July 2017 by Graham Martin

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Bethany gave me the tools to rebuild my life

David, 30, was helped out of homelessness by Bethany House, an emergency resettlement unit in Edinburgh.

17th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scottish Youth Parliament announces new trustees

New board members at the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) are well placed to represent all the nation’s young people, the body has said

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Fewer women will be jailed under new approach to justice

Fewer women will be sent needlessly to prison under a new justice strategy which was unveiled today

11th July 2017 by Graham Martin

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Third sector pilot project to beat period poverty

Third sector groups are behind a groundbreaking project aimed at combating period poverty

11th July 2017 by Graham Martin

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How the third sector can use litigation for change

Mhairi Snowden says charities can make the law work for them

10th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Pressure mounts for Universal Credit to be halted

​Claimants increasingly reporting flaws in the scheme leaving many destitute

7th July 2017 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow homeless need more than shelter says health boss

Offering shelter is not enough to tackle Glasgow's homelessness crisis

6th July 2017 by Robert Armour

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Social security bill fails to ban hated private contractors

Social security bill flawed as it fails to legislate on promises for a fairer system

5th July 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity leaders head up new poverty and equality commission

First minister announce who will sit on the poverty and equality commission

3rd July 2017 by Robert Armour

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Holiday hunger scheme extended to cope with desperate families

Charity says it will offer food and activities to more families in need in the west of Scotland

3rd July 2017 by Robert Armour

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Crisis marks 50 years with exhibition of homeless artists

A programme of events celebrating the work of Edinburgh’s homeless artists is being held to mark a charity’s 50th anniversary.

30th June 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Scots families made homeless by Tory benefit cuts

Families facing eviction due to the Westminster Tory government’s benefits cap are ramping up a series of actions in their battle for justice

30th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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How fit are our personal finances?

Yvonne MacDermid on the big debate to be had over our personal debt, now at its highest level in a decade

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Poll: should child benefit be topped up by £5 per week?

TFN poll: should child benefit be topped up by £5 per week?

29th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Fuel poverty will kill 80 elderly people every day this winter

​Charities demand UK-wide ministerial summit into the national scandal of fuel poverty

29th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Tory welfare cuts herald a future of misery

Women, disabled people and the young are being savaged by damaging UK government welfare cuts

29th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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