Social Justice & Poverty

What a difference 14 years makes

Maureen Mallon reflects on her return to the third sector as new chief executive of OSCR

3rd April 2019 by TFN Guest

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Children and young people defend our human rights

Kara Brown looks at eight ways adults can support young people to stand up for what they believe

2nd April 2019 by TFN Guest

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A Mother’s Day adoption story

Louisa adopted school-age Polly after her sons left home and she realised she wanted another child - two year's later her daughter has flourished

27th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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We know the truth about poverty – it’s not a pretty picture

Jackie Stockdale explains how becoming a member of Poverty Truth Community helped her speak out about how difficult life in poverty actually is

21st March 2019 by TFN Guest

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Devolved benefits delays will impact disabled Scots

Jeremy Balfour MSP says the Scottish Government had a chance to take control of the benefits system - and blew it

15th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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Is leaping the digital divide getting any easier?

Irene Warner-Mackintosh says nearly 20% of benefits claimants still have low digital skills but 90% of jobs demand digital literacy

26th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Shamima Begum is a brainwashed child - and should be allowed to return

Robina Qureshi says Shamima Begum should be sent back to where she came from - the UK

19th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Taking part in employability programme changed my life

Yiorgis Perris reveals how learning the skills required for employment helped him to flourish in the workplace

15th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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We are the vulnerable sector

Rhona Cunningham says community organisations’ very existences are at risk without reform

14th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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I was a butcher, but saw more knives on the streets

John Young speaks to regular TFN blogger Dan Mushens about how life in Glasgow has changed

12th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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What does the future hold for civil society?

What does the future hold for civil society?

12th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Scotland on the basic income frontline

Gail Irvine on Scotland's strides towards a basic income

11th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Liam Neeson affair highlights the racism in our society

Robina Qureshi says Liam Neeson's remarks have lifted the lid on the sewer of racism in the UK

8th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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The future of public health: bicycle or frog?

Claire Stevens: Scotland’s third sector has a growing role to play in public health

7th February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charities need support from local authorities, not just praise

John Downie responds to the news that Fife Gingerbread faces an uncertain future amidst funding cuts

1st February 2019 by TFN Guest

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Could it be Universal Credit rather than Brexit that finishes off the Tories?

Graham Martin argues that the Brexit obsessed Tories could be blind-sighted by Universal Credit

7th January 2019 by Graham Martin

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Storm warning: trade unions and the third sector

Graham Martin argues that third sector bosses have a duty to get industrial relations right

4th January 2019 by Graham Martin

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Does the third sector hold the key to unlocking empty homes?

Shaheena Din examines the work that is going on to bring empty homes in Scotland back into use

20th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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