Social Justice & Poverty

Fairer welfare system means no private sector in disability assessments

As Scotland's social security bill is published, the social security minister confirms no private contractors will take part in disability benefit assessments

21st June 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: Solidarity, equality and fairness for all

Peter Kelly says poverty must move to the top of the agenda now the election's over

9th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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The UK’s first ever manifesto for charity shops

Shona Ferrier says is time politicians took note of the vital contribution charity retail makes to local communities

30th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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General election debate too quiet on disability issues

Delia Henry argues the concerns of 1 million Scots living with a disability or long-term health condition should be more prominent in the election

24th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Brendan Cox: unite against cowardly attacks and heal our divisions

Brendan Cox says cowardly attacks cause great pain - but they must not drive us apart

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Welfare cuts only stigmatise the poorest

Danny Saviola is a welfare rights manager for See Change in the Borders

23rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Why is shared parenting still a dirty term in the UK?

Ian Maxwell is heading to Boston to hear how shared parenting is being recognised as the best way forward for children around the world

22nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Apprenticeship levy will costs us £130,000 this year

Edel Harris calls on charities to join her in campaigning for more support for organisations that can ill afford the new tax on apprenticeships

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: vote for the right to live well

Ian Welsh says the outcome of this year's snap General Election will determine whether we are a nation where everyone has the right to live well

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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The hard right of the living dead – the march of the Tory hordes

Graham Martin watches in horror as the Scottish Tories reanimate

10th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Creating a better, fairer social security system

Social security minister Jeane Freeman outlines her vision for a better, fairer social security system run from Scotland

3rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: Scotland’s trade unions call for positive, progressive policies

The Scottish Trades Union Congress says the 2017 general election campaign must not be a Brexit re-run

26th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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The third sector vision must stand out in the distorted politics of the age

​Graham Martin says the third sector must get in gear fast and use the general election to expound its ideas for a better world

19th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Light the touchpaper of civil action

​Mick Lightbody is a veteran housing campaigner from Easterhouse, Glasgow. Alongside Bob Holman he managed to turn round the fortunes of the run-down estate

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Let’s rescue our rights from the depths of Brexit

Mhairi Snowden says civil society should be very concerned about the impact of Brexit on our human rights

6th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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#IncludED in the Main?! Still work to be done

Jan Savage explains why the Scottish Parliament is debating how to improve education for children with learning disabilities this week

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Voice of dissent: poverty campaigners do challenge the Scottish Government

Peter Kelly challenges Robert Armour's view that the third sector is unwilling to criticise the Scottish Government

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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