Social Justice & Poverty

Misery caused by Universal Credit has all been for nothing

Universal Credit might not save any cash - despite the misery caused

25th January 2018 by Graham Martin

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Big Noise project funding fears

The Raploch Project - which provides free music tuition to youngsters in deprived areas - faces losing almost half of its local authority funding

25th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The time is now for Sustainable Development Goals

Two years after Scotland committed to implementing the actions, an update on what progress has been made is being sought

25th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Victory: total ban for shock collars

Cruel devices to be banned in Scotland

25th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Hollywood star celebrates Scottish charity successes

Emma Thompson was presented with a bumper cheque for her charity at the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fund to help fight poverty in Glasgow

The Queens Cross Community Chest is offering grants of up to £150 to those aged under 25

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Shocking report reveals one in three children living in poverty

​Glasgow has highest levels of poverty in Scotland

24th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Mason is youngest ever Burns Humanitarian Award nominee

Nominees announced for prestigious award

23rd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Rich Scots creating country’s “inequality crisis”

Unequal wealth distribution is creating chasms in society warns charity

23rd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Row over funding for sectarian projects

The SNP has denied that budget cuts have resulted in less money for grassroots projects

23rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Pressure mounts on Scottish social security agency to ban hated disability tests

New social security system must prevent disabled going through humiliating medical assessments

23rd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Loans to help poorest families avoid poverty premium

Hollywood actor and social activist Michael Sheen has backed a new push to help Scotland’s poorest people to avoid a poverty premium when borrowing money

23rd January 2018 by Graham Martin

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Employers must ensure harassment is dealt with

The Scottish Women's Convention held a conference on sexual harassment in light of recent high-profile scandals

22nd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The tragedy of rough sleeping: will there ever be a solution?

​TFN speaks to Glasgow's rough sleepers and discovers many have no hope of ever leaving their lives on the streets

22nd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Transgender people face violence at work

A study by Stonewall has shown the extent of discrimination that trans people face in Britain

19th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots to get right to be accompanied during hated welfare tests

Claimants will be allowed to have someone with them during assessment

19th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Need to tackle abuse in football as maligned act faces repeal

MSPs have backed pleas for the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

18th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners slam broken welfare system after claimant wins appeal

Claimant case was raised in prime minister's questions

18th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Homeless charity needs warm items of clothing

The Simon Community is hoping that supporters can donate unwanted Christmas gifts to homeless people in Glasgow

18th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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