Social Justice & Poverty

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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No-one deserves to be homeless

Paul Stevenson busts the myths surrounding the"deserving" and "undeserving" poor

20th December 2017 by TFN

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Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men

Sophie Bridger welcomes a relaxation of blood donation rules but argues gay men deserve to be treated the same way as straight men

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real lives: volunteering saved me after I lost my son

Roy Earle only ever looks back in fondness after 40 years volunteering

21st November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s booze crisis: prevention and funding cuts don’t mix

Susan Smith responds to the news that more Scots died from several preventable health conditions last year

15th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Poverty is not inevitable: and disability equality could hold the key to eradicating it

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance, looks at how poverty can be reduced

10th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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More to be done to ensure charities pay living wage

Emma Kosmin, programme manager for the Living Wage Foundation, reflects on the rate being increased to £8.75 an hour

8th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Time to fund a fairer society

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations public affairs director John Downie wants a debate on what impact increased taxation will have

3rd November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why we need your help to change the conversation on social care

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA), looks at how austerity has hit social care

27th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Is this the end of sleepovers?

Annie Gunner Logan says that Living Wage move looks like it will lead to an end to sleepovers

24th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Citizens Basic Income: why here, and why now?

Dr Benjamin Simmons looks at why ​calls for a Citizens Basic Income are gaining ground

24th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Citizens Basic Income: an idea whose time has come

Maddy Halliday explains what a Citizens Basic Income is - and how it would work

24th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Poor communities in Scotland are getting dirtier

Carole Noble explains the social impact of the decline of our local environments

16th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Give £30 a week back to cancer patients

Janice Preston explains why Macmillan is making the voices of cancer patients heard to fight for their right to have £30 a week in benefits reinstated

13th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Challenge poverty in Scotland? Aye, we can!

The Poverty Alliance's Carla McCormack looks forward to Challenge Poverty Week

12th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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