Social Justice & Poverty

Care leavers have 50/50 chance of homelessness

Barnardo's Scotland has teamed up with other organisations to provide purpose built houses for young people leaving care

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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A new hope which banishes despair

How a grassroots charity moved from despair to hope and is transforming a community

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

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Legal eagles’ foodbank collection

In the run up to Christmas, staff and partners at Murray Beith Murray have worked together to help make a difference to the lives of people facing food poverty

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity highlights “shocking” attainment gap

RNIB has called for an increase in educational support for children with sight loss

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Bags donated to care experienced young people

Madlug has sent 1600 bags to Scotland for delivery across the country to children in care

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity launches silent Christmas song

A host of top artists have helped created a silent Christmas song which highlights the struggle many children face this festive season

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Samaritans pledge support this Christmas

Volunteers at branches across the country will be working throughout the festive season to make sure there’s someone there to listen

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Gender recognition reforms “a step in the right direction”

Draft bill would make changing sex on birth certificate “less intrusive and less traumatic”.

17th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity helps prisoners send gifts to their families

Project gives female inmates the opportunity to connect with their children this Christmas.

16th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Row over Tory MP’s foodbank app

A newly elected Conservative politician has denied that she profits from an app for foodbanks

16th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child poverty could soar under new Johnson government

The election of a Tory government at Westminster could lead to record levels of child poverty, a charity has said

13th December 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity gym plans expansion

Projekt 42 is hoping to take on the former Leith Links Pavilion, but needs local authority backing before Christmas

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Employment charity faces closure

A move has been made to save Real Jobs Falkirk after it lost its £48,000 worth of core funding

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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More support needed for former mining communities

Coalfield towns are still beset by poverty and inequality, a charity has said.

9th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Pizza restaurant in bread pledge

Franco Manca is looking for charity partners in Edinburgh as it aims to put surplus dough to good use

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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60,000 join World’s Big Sleep Out

Events calling for an end to homelessness took place in 52 cities across the world, with Scots amongst those taking part

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Disability charities grill election candidates

Representatives from the main political parties came under scrutiny at a hustings event organised by 10 leading Scottish disability charities

6th December 2019 by Graham Martin

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