Social Justice & Poverty

Foodbanks are not essential – they must close, and for good

Pete Ritchie: foodbanks are the product of a previous, austerity-damned era - they must now be closed

26th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus advice for volunteers

George Thomson gives practical guidance on the health and wellbeing of volunteers

18th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus update from the regulator

Maureen Mallon from OSCR gives guidance for charities on how to cope with the coronavirus outbreak

16th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Let’s unleash the power of the third sector

SallyAnn Kelly says we need a fundamental shift in the relationship between the state and the third sector

12th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Poverty grinds the soul: we must alleviate the burden

Ewan Aitken says that poverty is a poison which degrades every aspect of a person and a community

5th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Charities are ideally placed to think and act differently

Adam Lang says Civic Scotland must take the lead in acting boldly to solve social problems

27th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Get set for The Gathering

Anna Fowlie looks forward to The Gathering, which takes place this week at the SEC in Glasgow

18th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Helping to make lasting change

Jonny Kinross details the Grassmarket Community Project's approach to creating community

17th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Why victims need to know more about their rights

Kate Wallace launches Victims Awareness Week, with a call for more to be done to ensure communication with victims is clear

17th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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New horizon for Wise Group

Sean Duffy reflects on a new chapter as the Wise Group has taken the decision to move from its current premises

14th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Formal consultation seeking people’s views on mental health law launched

John Scott QC gives an update on a review of mental health law in Scotland

12th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Festive fun and social justice go hand in hand

Duncan Thorp is planning a social shopping spree this Christmas

4th December 2019 by TFN Guest

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A world to win - and everything to lose

Graham Martin on why the third sector should engage with the Extinction Rebellion movement

1st November 2019 by Graham Martin

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The refugee crisis has not gone away

Robina Qureshi responds to the news that 39 people have been found dead in a lorry in Essex

24th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Let’s make gender inequality a historical curiosity - together we are #GenerationEqual

The First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG) was created as a catalyst for change to tackle gender inequality in Scotland

24th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Excellent poverty work comes at a cost

David Stewart MSP praises the work of the third sector in tackling poverty, and says it is vital that it continues to be properly funded

9th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Leave no one behind: the right to adequate social security

Rhiannon Sims discusses why the Scottish Campaign for the Right to Social Security (SCORSS) has re-launched with rights placed at its heart

9th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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We need to talk about poverty and smoking

Elizabeth Hurst-High examines the links between living in poverty and smoking

8th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Systemic change needed to tackle poverty

Ffyona Taylor says we must never accept inequality and social exclusion as the status quo

8th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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