Social Justice & Poverty

Social Bite rebrands flagship restaurant

Edinburgh eatery Vesta will continue to provide funding and training opportunities for homeless people

30th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Third sector fears Westminster funding power grab

Concern has been expressed over plans for Westminster to manage the replacement for the European Structural Funds

27th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Anti-poverty charities get £4 million

Projects around Scotland which support action to tackle poverty and social exclusion will share £4 million of funding

25th July 2018 by Graham Martin

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Families worse off now than 15 years ago

Relative poverty is increasing on practically every level

25th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Tory attempts to whitewash disability legacy condemned

The UK government has been accused of hypocrisy for hosting a global summit for disabled people

24th July 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charity gives capital’s homeless a mobile lifeline

Charity gives capital's homeless a mobile lifeline

24th July 2018 by Graham Martin

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Record demand for Shetland foodbank

Islanders turn to foodbank as local economy plummets

24th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s social security system must address women’s rights

The Scottish Human Rights Commission wants women's rights to be addressed through new social security legislation

23rd July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Goodmovers 20 July 2018 - who has a new job?

Goodmovers 20 July 2018 - who has a new job?

20th July 2018 by TFN

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Photography used to address stigma of addiction and homelessness

A charity and a social enterprise teamed up to dispel the negative labels surrounding those who are homeless or struggling with addiction

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity service marks milestone anniversary

One Parent Families Scotland has been supporting people in Falkirk for 30 years, with guests invited to a special party this week

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health and women’s issues in the spotlight at Edinburgh Fringe

A quarter of all shows at this year's Fringe festival have a social impact finds a new festival award programme

18th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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DWP’s “indifference” cost disabled £340m in benefits

​Shocking lack of care exposed in MPs' report after disabled ESA claimants under paid between £5,000 and £20,000

18th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Project aims to inspire creativity amongst care experienced

Impact Arts is set to help those at a young offenders institute to improve their confidence through art

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Nurse celebrates NHS milestone with royalty

90-year-old former nurse worked in the NHS from the start and has helped celebrate its birthday in Edinburgh recently

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Lesbian activists attack Stonewall for “erasing” them

Lesbian campaigners say they are being disregarded in favour of transgender people

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Mountain biking can set young people on track to better future

Neil Ratley hits the trails on the CashBack Change Cycle programme and reveals how it helps life and cycling skills

16th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Google join fight to improve digital skills in Scotland

The tech giants have teamed up with organisations such as SCVO and Business Gateway to bring a successful initiative to Scotland

16th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Poll: Were Scotland’s anti-Trump protests a damp squib?

Anti-Trump protests were held across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen this week but with varying reports about turnout, did they achieve much?

16th July 2018 by TFN Staff

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