Social Justice & Poverty

Almost 500 homes created for homeless people

Two of Scotland’s biggest housing providers have announced they are to commit 475 properties to homeless people

8th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Politician recognised for leading fight against bigotry

Nil by Mouth have praised the work of Lord Jack McConnell, who introduced measures to tackle religious intolerance

8th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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A centre in crisis and the push for women to exit the sex industry in Dundee

Janine Ewen says there are questions to be answered by those wishing to end the sex industry

7th December 2017 by TFN

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Fury at Chancellor’s “derogatory” disabled comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been savaged for making “totally unacceptable and derogatory comments” about disabled people

7th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Jo Cox charity donation from hotel duped by racists

A hotel duped by a fascist group has pledged a donation to the charity set up in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

7th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Army of volunteers to help the homeless this Christmas

Crisis at Christmas will support hundreds of homeless people over five days

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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A sporting chance for kids and inmates at HMP Grampian

New HMP Grampian initiative is already improving relationships between children and their parents

7th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Millions use overdraft every month

A debt charity has called for action to be taken to help those who are constantly in the red

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Threat of homelessness hangs over families this Christmas

Thousands of children will wake up on Christmas morning without a home, and many more families are facing the risk of eviction

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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New chief executive for Trussell Trust

Emma Revie will be taking over at the UK's biggest foodbank charity in early 2018

6th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Campaigners ramp up pressure on government as new figures reveal 27% living in fuel poverty

Households are at the mercy of volatile energy prices say campaigners, who call on the Scottish Government to take action to make homes warmer

5th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Revealed: the devastating impact of austerity on mental health

The devastating impact spending cuts and austerity are having on people’s mental health have been laid bare

5th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Sleep in the Park attracts 8,000 participants

More than £2 million has already been raised through the event, which aims to start a movement to end homelessness

5th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men

Sophie Bridger welcomes a relaxation of blood donation rules but argues gay men deserve to be treated the same way as straight men

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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New Domestic Abuse Bill tackles controlling behaviour

The crackdown on domestic abuse is set to continue, a discussion event heard last week

4th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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More than a bed for the night – a lifeline for the most vulnerable

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter is a temporary fix to a complex problem, it aims to ensure that the city's most vulnerable have a bed this winter

4th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Youngsters and elderly sink into poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's annual report has revealed that poverty rises are occurring which have not been seen for 20 years

4th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Children’s commissioner considers welfare legal action

Scotland's children's commissioner has said that a complaint could be issued against Universal Credit

4th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Poll: are you happy to pay for the royal wedding?

Poll: are you happy to pay for the royal wedding?

1st December 2017 by Graham Martin

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