Social Justice & Poverty

Children report Islamophobia in Edinburgh schools

Research carried out by an Edinburgh mum highlights worryingly high levels of Islamophobia in the capital's schools

6th June 2017 by Susan Smith

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Schools will open to feed hungry children over the summer

More schools in Glasgow are to open to feed children and families affected by food poverty over the summer holidays

1st June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Samaritans volunteers helped record numbers in 2016

Volunteers working for the Samaritans dealt with 5.7 million callers in 2016, the charity said at the start of Volunteers Week

1st June 2017 by Susan Smith

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Apologies to survivors as child abuse inquiry opens

The inquiry aims to uncover the extend of child abuse in Scotland over the last 50 years

1st June 2017 by Susan Smith

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New chief for social housing federation

The new chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations will move to Scotland to take up the role in June

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Scots run out of cash before pay day

Debt and cash problems are a daily problem for the majority of Scots as a survey showed more than half often run out of money before pay day

31st May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Politicians told to stop discriminating against young people

Young people want equal wages, the right to vote at 16 and access to wifi in their communities says the Youthlink Scotland manifesto

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Review promises to transform growing up in care in Scotland

Five people with experience of care will sit on the 13-strong discovery group set to work out how to transform growing up in care in Scotland

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Boost for charities as millions oppose Tump

The presidency of Donald Trump has prompted millions of people to become more politically engaged and increase their support for good causes

30th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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The UK’s first ever manifesto for charity shops

Shona Ferrier says is time politicians took note of the vital contribution charity retail makes to local communities

30th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Fuel poverty project supports low-income families

Families struggling with fuel poverty across Central Scotland will get support through the new project

30th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Christian charity chief savages the scandal of poverty

Poverty is “an avoidable scandal that robs people of their dignity and diminishes us all,” the chief executive of a major Christian charity has said

29th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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JustGiving investigates 200 Manchester fundraising pages

The UK's biggest fundraising site has put 200 Manchester bombing fundraising pages into quarantine over fears of fraud

29th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Support for male sexual abuse survivor charities

The new body will work with 10 UK charities to ensure they are providing high-quality support and care to male survivors of sexual abuse

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Scottish Government work programme will fail says SCVO

People with multiple barriers to employment will not get enough support under the Scottish Government's new employment programme says charities

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Campaigners welcome Church’s apology for LGBT discrimination

The Church of Scotland has also opened up discussion about the right of ministers to conduct gay marriages

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Exploitation, misery and death – how the asylum process crushes refugees

Destitution is built into the asylum process – and drives exploitation, ill health, misery and death

25th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland backs global goals for a better world

MSPs pledged to support the world's 17 Sustainable Development Goals at both home and abroad during a recent Scottish Malawi Partnership campaig

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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