Social Justice & Poverty

Fight fuel poverty with Home Energy Scotland

Sponsored content: Home Energy Scotland is looking for third sector partners to help ensure everyone who needs home energy advice gets it

12th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Save our human rights plea to Lords

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations have asked the House of Lords to protect the rights of citizens

19th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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UK urged to follow suit as Isle of Man scraps fit-for-work tests

Bold decision by the island's government

17th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Domestic abuse scheme to be extended

The government is providing £2.8m towards the Caledonian System, which sees abusers face up to their violent actions

17th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rape clause protest to take place in Edinburgh

One year on, protesters say the "unworkable" policy must be scrapped

17th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Children with parents in prison gain new rights

The European guidelines have been welcomed by charity Families Outside

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Young disabled Scots to shadow the First Minister to promote equality at work

Senior leaders across Scotland, including the First Minister, are taking part in a day of action to promote the role of disabled people at work

12th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Ethical spending is on the rise

More than half of people have said they would open a savings account with a bank which demonstrated values

11th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Shelter Scotland’s 50th is no cause to celebrate

Fifty years on, Shelter Scotland says the issues still remain

11th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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People to be at the heart of social security in Scotland

Jeane Freeman, minister for social security, says Scotland's new devolved benefits system will replace the humanity Westminster has eroded

11th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scotland: where we tolerate babies, not love them

Alan Sinclair explains why Scotland is trailing behind much of Europe in child wellbeing

10th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Chief Encounters: Sean Duffy is hugely excited to be leading the Wise Group

The new chief executive at Scotland's biggest employability social enterprise believes nobody is unemployable

10th April 2018 by TFN Staff

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Unfair universal credit clawbacks pushing more into poverty

Claimants are having significant sums deducted at source from their benefits for historic debt

10th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Day of action bids to halt hated universal credit

National protests planned to highlight the injustice of new universal credit system

9th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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DWP reneges on Scots bedroom tax promise

UK government accused of "cynically" dragging its heels

9th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Roma community turn out in force

Day of celebration designed to break down barriers

9th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Independence march vows to bring city to a halt

Next month's march will be biggest yet according to organisers

6th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow has a new monthly date for disabled clubbers

Charities Date-n-Mates and Include Me 2 Club have found a regular spot for Club LATE, three years after its old home at the Arches closed

6th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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