Social Justice & Poverty

Campaign aims to heal Brexit divisions

Charities are set to work with faith leaders and businesses to build a new grassroots campaign

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Use of B&Bs for housing the homeless to be restricted

The Scottish Government has announced it will no longer house homeless people in B&Bs for a period of more than seven days

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Brexit: leaving no-one behind

​Tressa Burke on the implications of Brexit for those with disabilities and care services in Scotland

6th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Community hubs can create real change

Donald Inch examines how a rural community came together after the closure of a local school

6th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No deal Brexit could have a dire impact on the elderly

A charity has made dire warnings about the effects of a no deal Brexit on older people

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity gets half a million to tackle period poverty

More people from low-income households will soon be able to access free period products

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Campaign to clean up the Clyde

Environmental charity Keep Scotland beautiful have put together a week of action called Upstream Battle, which will take place up and down the River Clyde

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Lone parents facing “drastic” income shortfalls

New report finds even those working full time on average pay cannot achieve a decent living standard.

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Tampon Tax fund announces £3.5m for women’s charities

Grants of up to £100,000 available for groups across the UK.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Universal Credit forcing claimants into debt and stress

Citizens Advice Scotland is calling for a raft of reforms to the benefit.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Scotmid raise £325k for animal welfare charity

Staggering funds have been raised as part of the retailer’s charity partnership with Scottish SPCA

2nd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charity makes high-profile board appointments

Former politicians Kezia Dugdale and Andrew Wilson have joined the board of Sistema Scotland

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners call for an end to physical punishment of children

A bill which will end the "justifiable assault" of children in Scotland is reaching its final stages

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Shock as charity closes after 197 years

The liquidators have been called in at Deaf Connections due to falling revenues and funding reductions

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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