Social Justice & Poverty

DWP tells PIP assessors: discriminate against mentally ill

Fears claimants will find it harder to get full entitlement to Personal Independence Payments

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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You can’t run a charity on good will alone

Active4All's demise is a lesson in how ideologically-driven social enterprises must also be backed up with competent business expertise

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Help close attainment gap for poorest children

Scotland's leading children's charities have urged new councillors to help them close Scotland's attainment gap

15th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Is IndyRef2 a good idea?

Nicola Sturgeon has announced she will be seeking a second referendum on Scottish independence between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. What do you think?

14th March 2017 by TFN Staff

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Charities which exploit workers will be named and shamed

A group which names and shames companies which exploit workers has warned charities they could be in the firing line

14th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Kirk calls on Westminster to agree to independence referendum

Rev Dr Richard Frazer says the Church of Scotland remain neutral out the outcome but believes it is right to have a second independence referendum

14th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Zero tolerance for exploiting bosses

Better Than Zero has bad bosses on the run

13th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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UN told: Tory cuts are “violating” disabled people’s human rights

​Disabled rights groups march on UN HQ in Geneva to demand rights of disabled are protected

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charities are a crucial part of the Living Wage movement

Sandy MacDonald argues that paying the Living Wage is crucial to help charities deliver on their mission

10th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Chief encounters: Dawn Fyfe

Chief encounters: Dawn Fyfe, SAY Women

10th March 2017 by TFN

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New fuel poverty targets must be met say charities

New targets will be set for eradicating fuel poverty in Scotland

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Government must counter Westminster cuts

​Budget increased cash for Scotland - but will do nothing to counter welfare reforms

9th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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UK budget: “thin gruel” for Scots third sector

Scotland's third sector responds to today's budget statement

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Global action staged marking International Women’s Day 2017

Global protests underway to mark the day of action

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half a million missing out on vital benefits

A range of charities are backing a campaign aimed at making sure people claim benefits

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Universal Credit in crisis: Calls for roll-out to be halted

Claimants on low incomes being left destitute with the introduction of the controversial system

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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The power of a good conversation

Simon Bateson explains why he believes honest communication can be the basis for social change

6th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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