Social Justice & Poverty

Chorus of condemnation at Johnson’s attack on democracy

Boris Johnson’s controversial suspension of parliament is an assault on democracy and civil society, say charities

30th August 2019 by Graham Martin

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Parliament prorogued amidst Brexit chaos - what happens now?

Craig Wilson looks at the implications of Prime Minister Johnson's prorogation of parliament, and the consequences of no deal for the voluntary sector

30th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 30 August 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

30th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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£1m fund for grassroots organisations

The Scottish Government has announced new funding for social enterprises, and the creation of a new hub in Campbeltown

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Grave no-deal Brexit concerns raised

A letter from 85 organisations from across the UK to Boris Johnson says civil society is not prepared for leaving the European Union without a deal

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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MPs must be allowed to represent disabled people in Brexit debate

Inclusion Scotland has said the proroguing of parliament will only cement fears disabled people have about Brexit

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Humanitarian crisis unfolding in Glasgow

Hundreds of asylum seekers could be forced onto streets

29th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Double standards in education reform?

​Lesley Scott looks at the drive to close the educational attainment gap, and examines if disabled people are being left behind

29th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Move to end puppy farming in Scotland

All eyes are on Scotland to bring Lucy’s Law into effect, which could bring an end to puppy dealing through third parties and cruel breeding practices

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Glenrothes sets its sights on becoming Living Wage town

Glenrothes is setting its sights on becoming the first Living Wage Town in the UK

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Recruitment begins for Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly

More than 100 people will be chosen at random to form the Assembly.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Communities more divided since Brexit vote, poll reveals

A new survey has revealed people’s views on the third sector in a society divided by Brexit and inequality.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Youngsters challenged to help end homelessness

The event is now open to under 18s and will see the youth programme taken to schools all across the country to educate young people on homelessness

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help thousands of Scots get online

19 organisations from across the country are set to benefit from the latest round of the Digital Participation Charter Fund

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity in blunt response to Boris Johnson

Age Scotland has said the onus is on the UK Government to provide free TV licences for older people - not the BBC

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fighting poverty with literacy

The Scottish Book Trust marks its 21st anniversary by launching a campaign to fight poverty

26th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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