Social Justice & Poverty

PIP: A step too far

Keith Robson calls for major changes to PIP - starting with an end to the 20 meter rule.

21st June 2018 by TFN Guest

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The fight against scams is a fight for all of us

Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive Derek Mitchell discusses Scams Awareness Month

7th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Edinburgh is streets ahead for blind people

Sandra Wilson on the positive impact of banning A-boards and on-street advertising for blind and partially sighted people.

25th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Will Scotland’s social security system be as fair as it can be?

Lucy Mulvagh on the importance of advocacy in Scotland's new social security system

23rd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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How charities worked together to transform social security landscape

Bill Scott on how Scotland's third sector worked to make significant improvements to the new social security bill

1st May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Breaking down barriers to jobs for disabled Scots

Jeane Freeman explains why the upcoming Disability Employment Congress is the next step to getting more disabled Scots into work

27th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Fight fuel poverty with Home Energy Scotland

Sponsored content: Home Energy Scotland is looking for third sector partners to help ensure everyone who needs home energy advice gets it

12th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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People to be at the heart of social security in Scotland

Jeane Freeman, minister for social security, says Scotland's new devolved benefits system will replace the humanity Westminster has eroded

11th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scotland: where we tolerate babies, not love them

Alan Sinclair explains why Scotland is trailing behind much of Europe in child wellbeing

10th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Time to deliver on poverty targets

John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, analyses the latest poverty statistics

22nd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Let’s create an equal future for women and girls

Girlguiding Advocate and Girlguiding Scotland member Bethan looks at how Citizen Girl is creating a more equal future for women and girls

20th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Winter of discontent: snow is not fun for too many children

Rhona Cunningham reminds us that for thousands of children growing up in poverty, snow storms meant being cold and hungry

13th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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It is possible to end child poverty

Russell Gunson on why it will take more than optimism and increasing benefits to end child poverty in Scotland

5th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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You can contribute to fairer social security system

Jeane Freeman, social security minister, says this is your chance to shape Scotland's benefits system

27th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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In the footsteps of the suffragette sisterhood

Kate Nevens argues that the fight for women's rights goes on

5th February 2018 by TFN

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We’ll make Glasgow Smiles Better

Anne Callaghan on why the residents of Scotland's friendliest city need help to battle loneliness

1st February 2018 by TFN Guest

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A consultation or a cover up of child maintenance failings?

Rhona Cunningham critiques the Department for Work and Pensions consultation on child maintenance and urges people to respond

29th January 2018 by TFN Guest

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How we will create a fairer Scotland

Angela Constance on tackling inequality

26th January 2018 by TFN

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New year, same old stigma for people in debt

David Hilferty says only a handful of bankrupt people enjoy lavish lifestyles - contrary to a BBC expose

11th January 2018 by TFN

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