Social Justice & Poverty

Campaigners demand UK government ends “cruel” benefits’ freeze

Groups and MSPs demand changes to welfare system punishing most vulnerable

21st November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Cafe gives free dinner to homeless on Christmas day

Staff will work tirelessly on Christmas day to make sure everyone is fed

21st November 2017 by Robert Armour

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60,000 won’t get benefits before Christmas

Delays in paying universal credit means thousands will be penniless for the festive season

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Buster the boxer turns his back on John Lewis

Buster the boxer dog, the star of last year's John Lewis Christmas ad, is backing campaigners Stop Funding Hate in response to the retailer's advertising policy

20th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Leading Scots figures push for gender equality

Host of sector figures drive new gender equality body

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Do you agree with minimum alcohol pricing?

The move will apply substantial increases onto popular drinks as well as apply a ban to supermarket promotions

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Sanctioned woman goes for a year without money

She has been left reliant on handouts from friends and family

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Labour contenders back LGBT lessons in schools

Campaign to teach LGBT issues in schools continues to gather momentum

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Rough sleeping a “national shame”

Conference told homelessness has to end

16th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Universal Credit must be overhauled says its creator

The architect of the controversial Universal Credit (UC) system has joined calls for its urgent reform

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scots say they fear homeless people

Report reveals shocking reality of public's perception of homeless people

16th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s booze crisis: prevention and funding cuts don’t mix

Susan Smith responds to the news that more Scots died from several preventable health conditions last year

15th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Prosecutors arrange meeting after Justice for Shaun petition

​Huge response forces prosecutors to act

15th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Could you be a #SocialMediaSanta?

Over 6,000 children will be homeless in Scotland this Christmas, but you could brighten up their holiday by becoming a #SocialMediaSanta

14th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Food charities seek volunteers in run up to Christmas

Two of Britain's biggest food poverty charities are looking for volunteers to help collect donations in Tesco stores in the run up to Christmas

14th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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UK welfare system savaged by those forced to use it

The UK’s welfare set up has been slated – by the very people forced to endure it

14th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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Stamping out bullying in Scotland

Ending the scourge of bullying will be the aim of a week-long series of events

13th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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Poverty is not inevitable: and disability equality could hold the key to eradicating it

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance, looks at how poverty can be reduced

10th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Bus firm backs charity sleepout

The Stagecoach Group will be providing free travel to Sleep in the Park

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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