Social Justice & Poverty

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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UK’s poverty tragedy laid bare

Callous welfare reforms have resulted in widespread poverty across the UK, with charities calling for urgent action

22nd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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The shocking digital divide that punishes Universal Credit claimants

As many as one in three people seeking help with Universal Credit (UC) in Scotland don’t have access to the internet to make their claim

17th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Busiest ever winter for homeless care shelter

746 people have accessed the winter care shelter run by homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust – making this it’s busiest ever season

17th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charities report more than 300 serious incidents to regulator

Figures released on incidents reported by charities have sparked a debate about whether organisations should be required by law to report concerns

17th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Dismay as law lords back hated benefit cap

Charities have hit out after law lords dismissed a challenge to the controversial benefits cap for single parents

16th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity chief executive’s father banned from UK

The father of Sabir Zazai has been blocked by the Home Office from seeing the Scottish Refugee Council boss receiving an honour

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK misses out on EU poverty funds

The Home Office has failed to secure £600,000 for victims of modern slavery, and there are fears that further funding could also be lost

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£18m to stop young Scots offending

The CashBack for Communities scheme aims to fund projects which help people make positive decisions

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festival celebrates refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland has announced its full programme of events for 2019

15th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise aims to create positivity

Residents in the north of Edinburgh are being invited to come up with creative ideas

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Walkers set off on mammoth journey

The Big Lunch aims to bring communities across the UK together

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child poverty is ‘shameful indictment’ of benefits system

Statistics shown poverty is on the rise have led to children's charities coming together to call for action

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigning charity has new chief executive

Humanist Society Scotland has announced the appointment of its new chief executive

14th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Society’s debt to our legion of carers

Karen Martin says valuing those who care makes economic and moral sense

14th May 2019 by TFN Guest

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New legislation will support vulnerable witnesses

Charities have welcomed a new law which means witnesses will be able to pre-record evidence

13th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Bookmakers failing to cough up for charity

High street chains are failing to give levels of donations earmarked for charity

13th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Should we replace benefits with a basic income?

Poll: benefits or basic income?

10th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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