Social Justice & Poverty

We are the vulnerable sector

Rhona Cunningham says community organisations’ very existences are at risk without reform

14th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Council to take over Legacy Hub

Glasgow City Council is set to take control of the Dalmarnock facility after charity the People's Development Trust collapsed

13th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Council first to give domestic abuse victims paid leave

Up to 10 days paid leave will be offered

13th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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I was a butcher, but saw more knives on the streets

John Young speaks to regular TFN blogger Dan Mushens about how life in Glasgow has changed

12th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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What does the future hold for civil society?

What does the future hold for civil society?

12th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Government admits Universal Credit link to soaring foodbank use

Government ministers had steadfastly denied any link between Universal Credit and rising referrals to foodbanks

12th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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MSPs praise charity’s 150 year fight for social justice

MSPs have recognised the role and importance of a third sector group which is celebrating its 150th birthday

11th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2019

Charities and individuals across Scotland are being urged to apply for Scotland's prestigious charity awards

11th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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DWP rejects plan to stop sanctioning most vulnerable

Committee called on DWP to protect some claimants from the severe sanction regime

11th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scotland on the basic income frontline

Gail Irvine on Scotland's strides towards a basic income

11th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Liam Neeson affair highlights the racism in our society

Robina Qureshi says Liam Neeson's remarks have lifted the lid on the sewer of racism in the UK

8th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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The future of public health: bicycle or frog?

Claire Stevens: Scotland’s third sector has a growing role to play in public health

7th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charity fights for pensioners’ right to free TV licence

Warning that moves to charge over 75s would criminalise them for non-payment if they couldn't afford a TV licence

7th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Poverty chief to address third sector

The UN's Philip Alston will discuss the findings of his UK poverty visit with Scottish civil society representatives

7th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Glasgow trials contactless donations for beggars

Scheme hopes to dissuade public from giving street beggars cash

7th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Project bids to tackle gender inequality among homeless

Tailored responses are needed to help homeless women

6th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Social enterprise leads fight against period poverty

The social enterprise has donated more than two million sanitary products in less than a year

6th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Embezzlement charge dropped against former foodbank boss

Controversial foodbank boss was charged in 2015

6th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Action needed on cuts

A campaign group has stressed that Scottish politicians must take action to help those hit by welfare reforms

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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