Social Justice & Poverty

Holiday hunger scheme a lifeline to struggling Scots families

Almost 4,000 families were given help to stave off holiday hunger during the school break thanks to an innovative charity project

14th August 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland bids to end period poverty

​MSP wants universal free access to female sanitary products

14th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Funding boost for projects which aim to tackle poverty impact

A further £100,000 has been allocated as part of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Grenfell cash still not reaching victims

Two months on the bulk of cash raised hasn't reached those who suffered most

11th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s first village for the homeless begins to take shape

​Social enterprise Social Bite has revealed the prototype house to be used for revolutionary village for the homeless in Edinburgh

10th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

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Homelessness in Scotland set to double

Worst forms of homelessness will continue to rise

10th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Social innovation competition offers cash prizes for bright new ideas

Three social entrepreneurs with ideas that could change society will benefit from lucrative prizes

9th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

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Glasgow Kiltwalk raises over a million pounds

April's Kiltwalk event in Glasgow has just hit over a million pounds in donations

9th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

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Exclusive: Scottish social security system slammed over bid to block benefit appeals

Scotland's social security system plans to adopt a similar two-tier system to the discredited DWP appeals process

9th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Edinburgh poppy factory becomes living wage employer

​Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh will begin to pay all its staff the real living wage to increase support for veterans

8th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

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Ten point plan to tackle funeral poverty announced

The Scottish Government hopes to launch Funeral Expense Assistance within two years

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish lawyers back ban on smacking

The Law Society of Scotland has said children deserve the same protection as adults

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Footballing superstar backs bid to get millions pumped into charity

Juan Mata is supporting Common Goal, which calls on players to hand 1% of their earnings to charity

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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DWP acted unlawfully over benefits appeals

​DWP found to be arbitrarily preventing appeals

7th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Report confirms Scotland in grip of housing crisis

Urgent call to develop a new housing strategy as report shows extent of homelessness in Scotland

7th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Exclusive: shooting industry accused of using charity to pass poisoned food to the poor

The shooting industry has been accused of using charities to push contaminated food on the poor

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

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Most claimants lose cash as “cruel” Tory benefit caps hit the poorest hardest

Single parents with very young children are affected the worst

4th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Social enterprise to make sandwiches for Edinburgh Book Festival

Catering firm Sodexo is teaming up with social enterprise Social Bite to produce food for the Edinburgh International Book Festival

3rd August 2017 by Georgina Harris

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Suicide rates rise sharply in Scotland

Calls for the Scottish Government to adopt a wider approach to stem suicide increase

2nd August 2017 by Robert Armour

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