Social Justice & Poverty

Free toiletries bring dignity to those in need

Free toiletries will be made available to those who need them most across the Lothian region

25th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Old people in Scotland at risk of malnutrition

The risk of malnutrition in old age will be highlighted by charities

25th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Partnership can benefit businesses and charities

Third Force News speaks to Scottish Love in Action and restaurant Tuk Tuk to learn the secrets of a successful partnership

25th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Online foodbank service set to expand

Neighbourly is looking for charities to get involved as it aims to increase the use of surplus food

24th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rural Scotland needs a voice - and not just for farmers

Emma Cooper argues the importance of the Scottish Rural Parliament

24th September 2018 by TFN Guest

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Local authorities must commit to Living Wage accreditation

Iain Russell urges greater Living Wage commitment following Smith Institute research

21st September 2018 by TFN Guest

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Exclusive: charities get Good Food Nation plans back on track

Charities scored a major victory as they forced the Scottish Government to revive landmark legislation which will tackle the country’s food problems

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Have your say on the cost of food

Scotland’s consumers are being asked to take part in a national survey on issues relating to food - including cost, choice and access

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Welfare impact projects to continue

A group of 14 organisations from across Scotland have been awarded funding to continue their work to help those hit by benefits reforms

18th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Pensioners drive away hunger with food collection

Tenants at a retirement development have shown a strong sense of community by collecting donations for a local food drive

14th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charities: Programme for Government a “missed opportunity”

The Scottish Government has missed an opportunity to tackle food poverty and its attendant problems, say charities

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Third sector can fill the void left by Wonga

​Ross Ahlfeld says the third sector is best places to fill the void left by the collapse of Wonga

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

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Memorial to remember thousands who die from addiction or suicide

A poignant ceremony is set to be held in Glasgow this week to call for action

4th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity probed by OSCR and Scottish Government

Regulator has received "concerns"

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

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City economy would be boosted by Living Wage

​By paying employees the Living Wage entire economy would benefit

3rd September 2018 by Robert Armour

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Tougher sentences needed for criminals who target elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland said a change in law is needed to reduce the amount of older people who are abused every year

3rd September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Few tears as Wonga calls in the administrators

As regulation took effect the payday lender faced increasing compensation claims

31st August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

Social Bite hopes to raise £12 million to fight homelessness through extending the sleepout to a further three cities

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Homeless charity’s Hibs hook-up is a real game changer

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has provided more than 600 free lunches at Hibs’ Easter Road Stadium

30th August 2018 by Graham Martin

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