Social Justice & Poverty

Employ refugees to solve Scotland’s skill shortages

Untapped labour force could be the solution Scotland needs

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Community gears up bid as Scottish Government blocks sale of Island

​Islanders launch bid to raise millions to buyout tiny island

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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World first as homeless teen moves into micro-home

Young Kieran's housing issues solved by innovative new concept

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Now Scots suffer “transport poverty”

People are being forced to pay more for travel dependent on where they live

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Poll: should Universal Credit be stopped?

Poll: should Universal Credit be stopped?

13th October 2017 by Graham Martin

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Give £30 a week back to cancer patients

Janice Preston explains why Macmillan is making the voices of cancer patients heard to fight for their right to have £30 a week in benefits reinstated

13th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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LGBTI people victims of numerous hate crimes

A study by the Equality Network has revealed the extent of hate crimes in Scotland

13th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Challenge poverty in Scotland? Aye, we can!

The Poverty Alliance's Carla McCormack looks forward to Challenge Poverty Week

12th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scots urged to report hate crime incidents

Crimestoppers has said that hate crime is thought to be massively under-reported

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Funded places for Sleep in the Park charity event

Two thousand places at the charity sleepout are on offer to youngsters

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Child sex exploitation on the rise

Barnardo's has seen an increase in the amount of people using its child sexual exploitation services

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Scandal as universal credit helpline costs claimants 55p a minute

Claims the government is profiting benefit claimants

12th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Care leavers win exemption from council tax

The move makes it easier for young people to afford accommodation

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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‘I Need Help’ button aims to help those in crisis

The new initiative has been launched by Shelter Scotland and can be utilised by other charities

11th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Praise for SNP’s pledge to supply affordable energy to low income Scots

Struggling families would be supplied with affordable energy as part of groundbreaking scheme

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Inquiry probes widespread dishonesty claims by DWP assessors

Too many decisions are being overturned leading to widespread criticism of how assessments are managed

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Single parents hit by benefits sanctions

One Parent Families Scotland has said welfare problems can often make it harder for parents to get a job

10th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Government needs to provide more support for Universal Credit fallout

Organisations are struggling to cope with demand on services created by Universal Credit

10th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity backs fresh appeal by Jodie Jones’ killer Luke Mitchell

​Charity believes case should yet again be reviewed

10th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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