Social Justice & Poverty

A centre in crisis and the push for women to exit the sex industry in Dundee

Janine Ewen says there are questions to be answered by those wishing to end the sex industry

7th 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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Collecting and learning from abuse case studies must be next step

Victim Support Scotland member Janine Ewen wants to see case studies collected of those who have been through the Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme

9th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Rees-Mogg: the ghost at the foodbank

Graham Martin argues that Rees-Mogg's foodbank comments matter as they highlight different conceptions of society

20th September 2017 by Graham Martin

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Fostering is not Airbnb for children without families

Susan Smith questions the impact of the latest charity campaign to persuade more Scots to foster

13th September 2017 by Susan Smith

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Seven tips to help your Social Innovation Competition entry stand out

Kathryn Welch on how to grab £5,000 and a package of support from Firstport

8th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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The tide is high: set sail for progressive politics

Graham Martin argues that the SNP's tack to the left shows the direction of travel is with the third sector

6th September 2017 by Graham Martin

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