Social Justice & Poverty

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Derek Mitchell tells the story of how the Bank of England's chief economist came to visit a Citizens Advice Bureau in West Lothian

29th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Premium World Aids Day: Scotland hasn’t won the battle against HIV

Nathan Sparling says with misunderstanding and misinformation still rife, Scotland hasn’t won the battle against HIV yet

29th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Three day strike to shut down charity

Shelter is facing crippling strike action in the run up to Christmas

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Families need urgent help at the Scottish Budget

Cash must be put into the pockets of struggling families at the forthcoming Scottish Budget, a children’s charity has said

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Girls in Scotland still believe life is harder for them

Research from Girlguiding Scotland has revealed how much inequality girls and young women still face at home, in relationships and in school or work

29th November 2018 by Susan Smith

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Group aims to keep Tommy Robinson out of Scottish football

Far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon has been told to stay away from this weekend's Hearts versus Rangers match

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Period poverty campaigner is Social Entrepreneur of the Year

An anti-period poverty pioneer has been named as Social Entrepreneur of the Year

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Domestic abuse affects all ages

One in 10 victims of domestic abuse in Scotland are over 51 years old, according to new figures

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Civil society is under threat across the planet

Civil society is under threat and facing attacks in the majority of the world’s countries

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Festive foodbank demand set to soar

The Trussell Trust is asking for supporters to send donations in as soon as possible as it gears up for its busiest month yet

27th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Housing First will be “pivotal” to fight against homelessness

Permanent housing should be the first and not the last step a person takes as they move out of homelessness, a summit will hear

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Ending the scandal of holiday hunger in Scotland

More and stronger action is needed to wipe out the scourge of holiday hunger in Scotland

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Politics Galore!

​Andrew Jackson on why he is bringing the joys of Scottish politics to the world of podcasting

27th November 2018 by Gerry Hillman

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Good Deed December – fun and easy ways to give back this Christmas

You don't have to stop giving after #GivingTuesday, we've found a whole host of ways you can give with ease this December

26th November 2018 by TFN

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Scotland aims to consign violence against women to history

Scotland has detailed its progress in tackling violence, to mark the start of 16 days of international activism

26th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Businesses should reveal disabled staff numbers

The UK Government has launched a new framework to encourage businesses to report how many of their staff have a disability or health condition

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Child benefit top-up call

Poverty groups have backed a Labour pledge to increase child benefit by £5 a week

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Poll: should unpaid internships be banned?

Poll: should unpaid internships be banned?

23rd November 2018 by TFN

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Remove barriers which stop charities using the courts

Action must be taken to remove barriers which stop campaigning charities using the courts

23rd November 2018 by Graham Martin

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