Social Justice & Poverty

35 years of vital support

Kate Wallace reflects on how Victim Support Scotland has changed as the charity marks a milestone anniversary

4th September 2020 by TFN Guest

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Diversity and inclusion in social enterprise

Duncan Thorp considers whether social enterprises need to do more to ensure they are embracing diversity and inclusion

4th September 2020 by TFN Guest

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Community hub celebrates tenth anniversary

Cornerstone House Centre in Cumbernauld has been serving the community since 2010

2nd September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Sector welcomes Programme for Government

There was a generally positive response from organisations to the plans, which focus on how Scotland will recover from Covid-19

2nd September 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Programme for Government has failed poorest families

Measures to alleviate hardship were not brought forward

2nd September 2020 by Robert Armour

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£25m sector recovery fund announced

Funding to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced as part of the Programme for Government

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Man Utd star leads poverty fight

Marcus Rashford has called for urgent action to tackle food poverty across the UK

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Councils failing to allocate welfare fund cash

Despite extreme hardship, welfare fund cash goes begging

31st August 2020 by Robert Armour

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Call for radical social care system upheaval

Pandemic has exposed fundamental flaws in the system

31st August 2020 by Robert Armour

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Never more needed: 7m will seek charity help due to Covid

The Covid crisis will see seven million people will seek the help of voluntary groups over the next year

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

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Youth unemployment could hit 100,000 in Scotland

More action is needed to help the many thousands of young people who will be looking for work by the end of the year

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Job losses at Scouts Scotland

Half of staff at the century-old charity have been placed at risk of redundancy as the Scouts grapple with a £2.3m loss

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners in child poverty plea

Families need help urgently and cannot wait till February for further support, two campaigners have warned

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Rehabilitation key to cutting youth offending rates

Includem calls for sentencing reforms to break the cycle of offending

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Invest in retraining to protect workers, government told

Reform Scotland is calling for a major upscale of current programmes

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Support service marks 10 years

The Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP) has helped a total of 15,900 people since 2010

24th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Families need urgent cash boost

Poverty groups have said immediate action is needed to help struggling families

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Covid-19 has “supercharged” inequalities

Glasgow Disability Alliance has said many disabled people were left feeling abandoned during lockdown

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Coronavirus roundup Friday 21 August

​News from across the sector as lockdown continues to lift #NeverMoreNeeded

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

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