Social Justice & Poverty

Premium The killing blow often comes from the direction least expected

With everyone’s eyes on Brexit, growing Universal Credit unrest looks set to blindside the Tory government

18th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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What is trauma in childhood?

Mary Glasgow examines why adverse childhood experiences and trauma are being widely talked about

16th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Seven easy ways to boost social enterprise

Duncan Thorp gives his top tips for improving lives and building a better community

10th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Rural Scotland needs a voice - and not just for farmers

Emma Cooper argues the importance of the Scottish Rural Parliament

24th September 2018 by TFN Guest

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Local authorities must commit to Living Wage accreditation

Iain Russell urges greater Living Wage commitment following Smith Institute research

21st September 2018 by TFN Guest

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Third sector can fill the void left by Wonga

​Ross Ahlfeld says the third sector is best places to fill the void left by the collapse of Wonga

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

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Creating the Corra Foundation – reflections on a transformative year

Shelley Grey reflects on the rebrand of Corra Foundation a year on

27th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Drug deaths should be preventable

Marlene Taylor reflects on statistics which showed that drug-related deaths are on the rise

13th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Homelessness charity’s choir helped me find home and family

Kenyan-born Benson is a member of Lost and Found Choir, an Edinburgh-based men’s choir run by homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust

6th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Mountain biking can set young people on track to better future

Neil Ratley hits the trails on the CashBack Change Cycle programme and reveals how it helps life and cycling skills

16th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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The Social Enterprise World Forum influences what I do today

Michelle Ferguson looks at the positives she took from 2017's Social Enterprise World Forum as she prepares to attend this year's event in Edinburgh

29th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Third Sector Cyber Resilience Action Plan launches

David McNeill looks at what action charities can take now to ensure they are prepared for potential cyber attacks

25th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Dungavel - where innocent people are imprisoned

Robina Qureshi, executive director of Positive Action in Housing, says Dungavel detention centre is a secretive facility doing harm to immigrants

25th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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PIP: A step too far

Keith Robson calls for major changes to PIP - starting with an end to the 20 meter rule.

21st June 2018 by TFN Guest

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The fight against scams is a fight for all of us

Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive Derek Mitchell discusses Scams Awareness Month

7th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Edinburgh is streets ahead for blind people

Sandra Wilson on the positive impact of banning A-boards and on-street advertising for blind and partially sighted people.

25th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Will Scotland’s social security system be as fair as it can be?

Lucy Mulvagh on the importance of advocacy in Scotland's new social security system

23rd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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How charities worked together to transform social security landscape

Bill Scott on how Scotland's third sector worked to make significant improvements to the new social security bill

1st May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Breaking down barriers to jobs for disabled Scots

Jeane Freeman explains why the upcoming Disability Employment Congress is the next step to getting more disabled Scots into work

27th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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