Social Justice & Poverty

Revealed: the terrible toll of PIP on MS patients

A “senseless and unfounded" rule in the disability benefits system is causing people with MS to lose support at an alarming scale

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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It’s not old people who can’t afford heating

Those who struggle to heat their homes in winter are more likely to be under 65 and living in rented accommodation

19th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish Charity Awards 2018 in pictures

Photos from the drinks reception, dinner and awards ceremony at the Scottish Charity Awards 2018

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Spending watchdog’s report slams Universal Credit

DWP doesn't accept system is causing hardship but report details numerous problems

15th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity boss is a Leading Light of the third sector

Ewan Aitken has been named as a Leading Light of Scotland’s third sector

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Meet Scotland’s new Charity Champion

Scotland has a new Charity Champion – Fiona Shapcott, founder of Kids Love Clothes

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Vulnerable witness plans welcomed by charities

Children's and women's rights charities have praised plans to allow vulnerable people to testify in advance of court cases

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fund aims to provide homes for 800 homeless people

A new £3 million Housing First project - funded by last year's Social Bite charity sleepout - has been unveiled

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Modern slavery reported in Scotland

Around 300 potential victims - including children - have been reported by a charity which operates a slavery helpline

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community gardens open up for Power of Food festival

Edinburgh community gardens are coming together for a festival celebrating community food growing

12th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Hero firefighter backs refugees in Scotland

A veteran firefighter who rescued dozens of people from the Mediterranean Sea is now dedicated to supporting refugees in Scotland

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Half of Scots believe poverty leads to poor health

More than half of Scots have said they are prepared to pay more tax to improve Scotland's health

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh Women’s Procession pictures and video

Thousands of Scottish women took part in the procession in memory of 100 years of women getting the vote - see the video and pictures

11th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Homelessness could end within a decade

Crisis has set out an ambitious plan which it says could stop people from having to sleep on the streets

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The UK in 2018: a submerged nation of the poor made destitute by design

A toxic brew of benefit cuts, sanctions and high rental costs has pushed masses of people into destitution

8th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Hollywood star to talk about social enterprise in Edinburgh

Film star Michael Sheen will speak about his community activism at a major social enterprise event in Edinburgh later this year

8th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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The fight against scams is a fight for all of us

Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive Derek Mitchell discusses Scams Awareness Month

7th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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£20m poverty fund announced

The Empowering Communities fund allows groups to decide how to tackle poverty in their area

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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