Social Justice & Poverty

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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Quarter of workers struggle to make ends meet

Citizens' Advice said more people are being impacted by wage freezes and rising living costs.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Holiday food project helps families

The Food, Families, Futures (FFF) project helps children to learn how to make healthy meals

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Inclusivity in the city

Jan Savage looks at the positive impact of the We Are One Citizen and its potential contribution to inclusivity and equality in Scotland

26th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Support provided for hungry families across Scotland

FareShare estimates that more than 6,000 children accessed meals as part of its work to fight holiday food poverty

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity chief executive to retire

Joe Connolly is leaving after 12 years in the job at Ypeople

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity offers Brexit support to EU nationals

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it will continue to offer support to those looking to remain in the country after Brexit

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Increased productivity can boost communities

Ashleigh McCulloch details what the new Productivity Club for Scotland aims to achieve

22nd August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Teachers launch foodbank amid child poverty crisis

Education committee hears of tired, hungry children in Edinburgh's schools.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Bringing pride back to Clydeside

Angela Clark looks at the success of an innovative grassroots community magazine which is providing a template for citizen journalism throughout Europe

20th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Council hits back over charity’s threat of legal action

Glasgow City Council has strongly denied Shelter Scotland's accusations that it denies homeless people vital support.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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From straw man to Wicker Man?

Annie Gunner Logan looks at the unintended consequences of community empowerment, stemming from a lack of strong shared ambitions and clear vision

20th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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