Social Justice & Poverty

Join the fight against coronavirus

More than 1,000 Scots have already backed the campaign, which has been launched by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

18th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Kiltwalk funding boost for charities

Events in Glasgow and Aberdeen may have been cancelled, but funds will be donated by The Hunter Foundation later this spring

18th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charities call for welfare fund boost

Coalition says more support must be made available during the coronavirus outbreak.

18th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Winter shelter to close early

The shelter, which gives homeless people a bed during the coldest months, is having to close early due to the coronavirus

18th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Scrap delivery charges, pharmacies told

Age Scotland calls on Boots to drop its £5 delivery fee during the Covid-19 outbreak.

17th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Asylum seekers failed by coronavirus lockdown

Refugees seeking asylum are still being forced to travel to Liverpool to hand in documents.

17th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity to deliver food across Glasgow

A new food truck, named Peek-a-Chew, will be used to deliver items to communities across Glasgow

17th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Coronavirus: support pledge made to the sector

The Wise Group has put a series of measures in place to help support individuals and organisations through the coronavirus

17th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Foodbank donation points raided by panic buyers

Donation baskets have had to be moved or removed from some Edinburgh supermarkets after previously donated items were taken

17th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Face-to-face benefits assessments suspended

Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the move, which it wants to see made permanent.

16th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Coronavirus: are you prepared to work from home?

With social isolation a possibility for Scots in the coming months, are you prepared to work from home?

16th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Coronavirus update from the regulator

Maureen Mallon from OSCR gives guidance for charities on how to cope with the coronavirus outbreak

16th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus sector funding call

A call has been made for specific funding to be created to help the voluntary sector respond to the crisis

16th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Stop panic-buying, foodbank urges

Shoppers asked to consider the impact of stockpiling essentials.

16th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Older people must be supported through Covid outbreak

Age Scotland has issued advice on how to help older people as cases of coronavirus rise across the UK

13th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Community call as coronavirus cases rise

Scots are being asked to ensure links within their community are strengthened as the prospect of mass social isolation grows

12th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Vulnerable must be prioritised in coronavirus response

The Alliance has said bodies across Scotland must work together to ensure support is there for the country’s most vulnerable

12th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Nature of Scotland Awards to return

Entries are now open for the annual awards ceremony, which celebrates those working to protect Scotland's natural habitats

12th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Let’s unleash the power of the third sector

SallyAnn Kelly says we need a fundamental shift in the relationship between the state and the third sector

12th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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