Social Justice & Poverty

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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Help the media reconnect with real people and real stories

Sally Hall discusses the role of the third sector in helping journalists get closer to the stories that really matter

5th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Private schools and councils are simply not charities

Susan Smith believes the time has come to remove charitable status from private schools and council run bodies

23rd August 2017 by Susan Smith

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A cynical move to undermine charity campaigning

Susan Smith argues businesses taking out a full-page advert criticising a charity is a dangerous move to undermine charity campaigning

16th August 2017 by Susan Smith

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Hip hop filmmaker takes on unjust care tax

Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi, 23, is the director and star of a music video campaigning against the so-called care tax.

15th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Micro volunteering allows me to help women on the other side of the world

Ellie Hutchinson, 35, talks about her new role as an e-mentor for Women’s Worldwide Web

1st August 2017 by TFN Guest

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How Scotland has been encouraging England to improve transgender equality

​James Morton believes Scotland's progress with transgender rights is a model for the rest of the UK

26th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Bethany gave me the tools to rebuild my life

David, 30, was helped out of homelessness by Bethany House, an emergency resettlement unit in Edinburgh.

17th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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How the third sector can use litigation for change

Mhairi Snowden says charities can make the law work for them

10th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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How fit are our personal finances?

Yvonne MacDermid on the big debate to be had over our personal debt, now at its highest level in a decade

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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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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