Social Justice & Poverty

Children and young people defend our human rights

Kara Brown looks at eight ways adults can support young people to stand up for what they believe

2nd April 2019 by TFN Guest

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Homelessness could vanish from Scotland’s streets

The rollout of the Housing First initiative in Scotland is set to be stepped up, with a target of helping 830 people find homes

2nd April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Groundbreaking abuse law comes into force

Coercive and controlling behaviour will now be considered as an offence under the new legislation

1st April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit support service launched

Citizens Advice Scotland will offer specialist support to people going through their initial application for the benefit

1st April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fundraisers who commit misconduct to be named and shamed

The Institute of Fundraising has announced a new taskforce to tackle harassment, after claims that inappropriate behaviour within the sector is rife

1st April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fight against bigotry in Scotland continues

Projects across Scotland are set to share more than £500,000 to fight sectarianism

1st April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 29 March 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

29th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Veterans sought for new project

Poppyscotland is on the lookout for veterans from every conflict since 1939 for an ambitious new project that will capture their stories

29th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots LGBT campaigners scoop UK award

Scottish LGBT charity Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) scooped a UK campaigning award at a prestigious ceremony

28th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Scotland in 2019: a country ravaged by poverty and inequality

Deprivation and desperation is deepening in Scotland

28th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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New support for sex workers

More than £1 million will be committed to helping keep those who use online services to find clients safe

28th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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A Mother’s Day adoption story

Louisa adopted school-age Polly after her sons left home and she realised she wanted another child - two year's later her daughter has flourished

27th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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May heads for Brussels

A pensioner from Tillicoultry headed to the Belgian capital to speak firsthand about the benefits of volunteering

27th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots asked how they would tackle poverty

Ordinary Scots take part in participatory budgeting event

27th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Foodbank use in Scotland laid bare

A staggering 480,000 food parcels were handed out to struggling Scots over an 18-month period

27th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland can be a world leader in a food revolution

Scotland's third sector can lead the world in food revolution

26th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Elderly hit by epidemic of bank branch closures

A huge number of people in Scotland have been left behind as a result of bank branch and free to use cash machine closures

26th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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American charity enters employability programme

Fedcap Employment has been named as the replacement for the now defunct firm Working Links in the Fair Start Scotland programme

26th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Sleep-outs raise £28k for the homeless

Brave fundraisers across Scotland raised more than £28,000 by taking part in Big Sleep Out events to help homeless people in Scotland

26th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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