Social Justice & Poverty

Scots worried about redundancy doubles

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported a huge rise in the amount of people seeking advice around redundancy

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Organisations unite in DFID call

International development bodies have set out criteria they say are necessary for a new UK body to ensure aid and diplomacy standards are maintained

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of loneliness in Scotland

Age Scotland has raised its concern after a new study showed older people are struggling to cope during lockdown

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Safety fears as charity subjected to vile, hate filled attacks

An acclaimed charity has revealed the horrific levels of abuse it has received – leaving organisers and volunteers worried about their safety

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

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New advocacy service launched

The Scottish Government has launched a new service to help disabled people access the benefits they are entitled to

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Appeal looking for smart phone donations

The Great British Tech Appeal, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s, is looking for businesses to help disadvantaged communities access tech

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Social housing’s impact goes far beyond delivering housing

Lorna Wilson previews new research which looks at the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing

29th June 2020 by TFN Guest

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Charities want support for those on Universal Credit

A coalition of organisations wants the suspension of Universal Credit sanctions to continue for a further six months

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Refugee charities slam hotel policy for asylum seekers

Charities previously warned about moving vulnerable asylum seekers

29th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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AFC Community Trust awarded £85,000 from government fund

The cash will be used to distribute food to vulnerable people in the north-east.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Charities call for foodbank reliance to come to an end

Organisations are struggling to respond to hunger in the community, and have called for the Scottish Government to step in

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Health charities face struggle to survive

A coalition of 30 organisations has called for a Third Sector Recovery and Renewal Fund to be created, to allow vital work to continue

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Voluntary sector has an urgent role to play in Covid-19 recovery

Organisations may not survive without further support and investment, economic experts have warned

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners call for “fair and green” recovery

Protest held as advisory group publishes 25 recommendations for Scottish economy.

22nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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We must stand up to hate crime

Mike Findlay says its vital to think about how we can support the LGBT+ community as Pride Month draws to a close

22nd June 2020 by TFN Guest

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No-one should be left behind

Sean Duffy local and regional solutions are needed to help communities recover from Covid-19

22nd June 2020 by TFN Guest

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Vendors get support through pandemic

Cash goes to sellers who have lost their work due to pandemic

22nd June 2020 by Robert Armour

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