Social Justice & Poverty

Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

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Thirty years in the third sector – how the environment has changed

Jonny Kinross reflects on the changes he has seen in the sector

17th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Abuse and neglect support centre to be created

The Equally Safe Multi-Agency Centre will be a safe space for abuse victims in Edinburgh

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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£120,000 for new Scottish social enterprise factory

A new social enterprise factory training veterans to work in printing, signage and product engineering has won Big Lottery Funding

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Poor more likely to die from lung cancer

The gap in lung cancer deaths between rich and poor is increasing, new figures have shown

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Budget 2018: protect cash for care leavers

A charity has called on the Scottish Government to protect cash earmarked for care leavers

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Pledge to expand affordable credit

An event aimed at tackling financial exclusion in Scotland will take place at the Scottish Parliament

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Kurdish community in Scotland being “terrorised” by police

Police have been accused of terrorising the Kurdish community in Scotland

10th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Engaging effectively at Holyrood

Robert McGeachy gives top tips to third sector organisations on how to engage with politicians

10th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Civil society says: use budget to help poor families

Campaigners want the Scottish Government to use its budget to urgently help families struggling to get by

9th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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To personalise employment services we need to know how it benefits people

Satwat Rehman responds to the first Fair Start Scotland statistics, and highlights the need for single parent participation to be tracked

7th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Working Scots struggling to feed families

A study by Citizens Advice Scotland has shown the extent of in-work poverty

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Study shows lack of understanding of what rape is

Rape Crisis Scotland has said a lack of public understanding is affecting the outcome of rape cases

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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PM backs down over gagging clauses

UK Government contracts with charities will be rewritten to provide assurances that charities and social enterprises can criticise government policy

6th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity hits back in Tory foodbank row

The Trussell Trust has denied it was used by politicians, after several Conservative MPs were pictured donating items

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Children to miss out on basics at Christmas

Action for Children has blamed Tory austerity for a rise in child poverty in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Foodbank given cash to deal with Universal Credit fall out

A foodbank has been given extra cash to deal with the impact of Universal Credit

5th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Campaign should promote staff with learning disabilities

A charity is calling for a national campaign to promote the benefits of employing staff with learning disabilities

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Public feels powerless to help the homeless

The majority of people feel angry, upset, or frustrated about the state of homelessness across the country, but feel powerless to help

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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