Social Justice & Poverty

Half of Scots believe poverty leads to poor health

More than half of Scots have said they are prepared to pay more tax to improve Scotland's health

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh Women’s Procession pictures and video

Thousands of Scottish women took part in the procession in memory of 100 years of women getting the vote - see the video and pictures

11th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Homelessness could end within a decade

Crisis has set out an ambitious plan which it says could stop people from having to sleep on the streets

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The UK in 2018: a submerged nation of the poor made destitute by design

A toxic brew of benefit cuts, sanctions and high rental costs has pushed masses of people into destitution

8th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Hollywood star to talk about social enterprise in Edinburgh

Film star Michael Sheen will speak about his community activism at a major social enterprise event in Edinburgh later this year

8th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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The fight against scams is a fight for all of us

Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive Derek Mitchell discusses Scams Awareness Month

7th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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£20m poverty fund announced

The Empowering Communities fund allows groups to decide how to tackle poverty in their area

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Gay Scots to be pardoned after historic bill passes

A campaign to have those who were convicted for having consensual relationships cleared is celebrating success, with thousands of men affected

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit hits single parents

One Parent Families Scotland has called for a re-think after seeing a surge in calls about benefits

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More than 10,000 households live in temporary accommodation

The amount of people living in hostel accomodation has risen since 2010, research has revealed

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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SCVO to provide free sanitary products in all its buildings

The umbrella group for Scotland’s charities is to provide free sanitary products to all staff, tenants and visitors to its properties

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Crackdown on high-interest lending

Charities have welcomed plans to curb prices charged by rent-to-own companies, but want to see banks face overdraft fee limits

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Free sanitary products project extended

Charity FareShare has been granted funding to distribute products to more than 18,000 people living in low-income households

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Move to transform use of temporary accommodation

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group has made a series of recommendations to tackle homeless in the first place

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Research probes Scots male suicide risk

Too many men are taking their own lives

29th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Veterans employment project hailed as revolutionary

An employment project for Scottish veterans has been hailed as a revolutionary step in helping the country’s ex-forces into work

29th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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School uniform grants to increase

The setting of a national minimum of £100 for the grant has been welcomed by child poverty groups

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh is streets ahead for blind people

Sandra Wilson on the positive impact of banning A-boards and on-street advertising for blind and partially sighted people.

25th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Will Scotland’s social security system be as fair as it can be?

Lucy Mulvagh on the importance of advocacy in Scotland's new social security system

23rd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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