Social Justice & Poverty

Day of action bids to halt hated universal credit

National protests planned to highlight the injustice of new universal credit system

9th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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DWP reneges on Scots bedroom tax promise

UK government accused of "cynically" dragging its heels

9th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Roma community turn out in force

Day of celebration designed to break down barriers

9th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Independence march vows to bring city to a halt

Next month's march will be biggest yet according to organisers

6th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow has a new monthly date for disabled clubbers

Charities Date-n-Mates and Include Me 2 Club have found a regular spot for Club LATE, three years after its old home at the Arches closed

6th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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More cash for food poor families

Scottish Government food welfare plans include scrapping stigmatising paper food vouchers and giving families more freedom to buy what they need

5th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Investigation into sexual harassment in Scottish schools

A group of young women are looking into how girls and women are treated in Scottish schools

4th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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USA provides role-model to help mums with drug problems

A family outreach worker from Edinburgh visited the USA to learn about how to support mums come off drugs while continuing to look after their babies

3rd April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Support for growing social enterprises

The Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up programme is open for new applications from Scotland

3rd April 2018 by Susan Smith

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New fund to tackle extortionate credit schemes

It is hoped the fund will tempt low income Scots away from payday loans

3rd April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Online voting is ‘more accessible’, charities claim

Charities and academics have urged the government to begin trials of digital voting

27th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Greater protection needed for harassment victims

The equality watchdog has called for urgent action to prevent victimisation in the workplace

27th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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DWP refuses to pay back £150m to disabled claimants

Flawed transfer meant many were wrongly assessed

27th March 2018 by Robert Armour

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Foodbanks provide more than just meals

Researchers have found the wide range of services that are provided at foodbanks, and warned they cannot be easily replaced

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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DWP mocked on Twitter for lame attempt to justify poverty

Government department attempts to justify poverty - and fails

26th March 2018 by Robert Armour

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Homelessness charities march together

Kiltwalk participants will now be able to donate to the fight against homelessness rather than a specific charity

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Aberfeldy social enterprise wins major funding

The Workshop is set to double its production capacity following a cash injection from a range of social investors

23rd March 2018 by Susan Smith

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Poll: should it be law that half our politicians are women?

Women make up just 36% of MSPs and 29% of local councillors - is it time to introduce a law to change that?

22nd March 2018 by TFN Staff

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Time to deliver on poverty targets

John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, analyses the latest poverty statistics

22nd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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