Social Justice & Poverty

Make your new year’s resolution to volunteer

Martin Docherty-Hughes explains why people should make their new year resolution to volunteer in 2017

19th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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This government cares not one jot for the ordinary people of this country

​Maggie Lennon says those who voted for Brexit now appear to have been turkeys voting for their own early Christmas

19th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Shared society is a sham - and Tories must keep off our territory

Graham Martin says the Tories must not be allowed to use third sector as cover for their agenda of inequality and division

12th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Youth work can help deliver excellence for every child

Graeme Logan sets out his vision for youth work and schools

21st December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Proposed cuts let down our most vulnerable

​Brendan Rooney of Healthy n Happy on the cuts proposed by South Lanarkshire Council that would be catastrophic for the community

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Why we swapped petitions, policy asks and placards for jokes

​Jenny Paterson on the National Autistic Society's 20th anniversary celebration

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Job centre closures will hurt the poor - let’s help the DWP to see sense

Martin Johnstone argues that proposed job centre closures will hurt the poor

9th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Laying the foundations of a housing programme for disabled

Pennie Taylor on why we must address the crisis in disabled housing

6th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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I’m taking Theresa May to court over Trident

Angie Zelter: why I'm taking the government to court over Clyde-based WMDs

6th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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The difference a home makes to ex-offenders

Andrea Williams has discovered a safe and secure home can turn the lives around of women coming out of prison

1st December 2016 by TFN Guest

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We need to prevent young people being radicalised by extremists

Sarah Robinson Galloway of YouthLink Scotland on the roots of extremism in young people and sharing good practice.

30th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Welcoming Syrians to Scotland: one year on

Gary Christie highlights Scotland's exemplary role in welcoming 40% of the UK's Syrian refugees in the last 12 months

17th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Scottish Older People’s Assembly helps raise voices

SOPA seeks to represent the issues that directly affect older people

16th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: From homelessness to the board in two years

Richard Williams joined the Emmaus community in Gloucestershire to get off the streets, less than two years later he's helping to run the charity

7th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: I’m wearing a pink kilt to support Breast Cancer Now

Last year, Lawrence Cowan wore a pink kilt for a month and raked in over £2000 for the breast cancer charity. This year, his son is joining him

2nd November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Schools can boost attainment working with the third sector

Jackie Brock believes the third sector can work with schools to boost confidence and resilience outside the classroom and attainment within it

31st October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Post Paralympics, what happens now for the UK’s disabled population?

Dr Stephen Duckworth says moments of jubilation such as the Paralympics can mask the harsh reality of life for disabled people in the UK

31st October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Bairns come first, just not to all parents

Rhona Cunningham explains why she is campaigning for a better child maintenance system as too many absent parents are able to shirk responsibility

25th October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Making the third sector a living wage champion

Lynn Anderson argues that the third sector has everything to gain from the living wage - and nothing to lose

10th October 2016 by TFN Guest

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