Social Justice & Poverty

Public feels powerless to help the homeless

The majority of people feel angry, upset, or frustrated about the state of homelessness across the country, but feel powerless to help

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Why working parents are struggling to repel the rising tide of poverty

Paul Brook tells the stories behind the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s UK Poverty 2018 report

4th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Child cruelty and neglect has doubled in just five years

The NSPCC is calling for donations to its Christmas appeal to ensure it can be there for children in need over the holiday period

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Gender Recognition Act – a positive step towards change

Chiara Capraro of Amnesty International analyses the results of a consultation on the Scottish Government's proposed gender legislation

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Award for not-for-profit funeral director

Scotland’s only not-for-profit funeral director has won a major social enterprise accolade

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Premium Cafés with a conscience: capital service in city centre gem

This month’s review of a social enterprise eatery sees Susan Smith visit the Grassmarket Café, a popular stop off for locals and tourists in Edinburgh’s old tow

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Is there a bright future ahead for Scottish girls?

Hannah Brisbane on what needs to happen now to improve lives for girls and young women in 2019 and beyond

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Winter homeless shelter reopens

The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter provided accommodation for more than 500 people last winter

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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£8.5m to support rape victims

The Scottish Government has provide money to health boards to improve support for those who have been sexually assaulted

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity gives top banker a lesson in the reality of debt

One of the UK’s top economists got a lesson on how fiscal policies affect the most vulnerable visited a Citizen’s Advice Bureau

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 30 November 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Carers cut back on food and heating just to survive

Long term carers are having to cut back on food and heating just to get by

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Connecting policy, people and the sector

Derek Mitchell tells the story of how the Bank of England's chief economist came to visit a Citizens Advice Bureau in West Lothian

29th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Premium World Aids Day: Scotland hasn’t won the battle against HIV

Nathan Sparling says with misunderstanding and misinformation still rife, Scotland hasn’t won the battle against HIV yet

29th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Three day strike to shut down charity

Shelter is facing crippling strike action in the run up to Christmas

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Families need urgent help at the Scottish Budget

Cash must be put into the pockets of struggling families at the forthcoming Scottish Budget, a children’s charity has said

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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