Social Justice & Poverty

Social media stooshie over charity leaders list

An online discussion broke out after Scotland's influential leaders were snubbed from a UK list highlighting the sector's talent

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fireworks restrictions welcomed

A charity has welcomed new plans to restrict the sale of fireworks in Scotland

31st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Number of Scots needing emergency support on the rise

Campaigners are calling for an increase to the Scottish Welfare Fund budget as rising numbers of people are accessing emergency cash to help buy food

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots racking up millions in council tax debt

Many of those who are behind with their payments owe more than the average bill, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Poll: how will you vote in a general election?

How will you vote in a general election?

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child sex offences hit record high

The NSPCC has called for urgent action to help the thousands of child victims in Scotland

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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The refugee crisis has not gone away

Robina Qureshi responds to the news that 39 people have been found dead in a lorry in Essex

24th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Let’s make gender inequality a historical curiosity - together we are #GenerationEqual

The First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG) was created as a catalyst for change to tackle gender inequality in Scotland

24th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Cash to change the world: £1.8m funds for social enterprise

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and put social enterprise products on the high street are to benefit from £1.8 million funding

23rd October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s population is getting older - and we must prepare for this

Scotland must do more to prepare for a quarter of a million more older people, charities have warned

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Christmas shoppers can buy a bed for the homeless

Festive shoppers are being offered the chance to buy a bed for the homeless at Christmas

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Support to deliver social security

A £500,000 fund is being opened for organisations which help people accessing new benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award for Scottish philanthropist

Sir Ian Wood urged others to spread charity across the globe at a ceremony in New York this week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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