Social Justice & Poverty

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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Fight fuel poverty with Home Energy Scotland

Sponsored content: Home Energy Scotland is looking for third sector partners to help ensure everyone who needs home energy advice gets it

12th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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People to be at the heart of social security in Scotland

Jeane Freeman, minister for social security, says Scotland's new devolved benefits system will replace the humanity Westminster has eroded

11th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scotland: where we tolerate babies, not love them

Alan Sinclair explains why Scotland is trailing behind much of Europe in child wellbeing

10th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Time to deliver on poverty targets

John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, analyses the latest poverty statistics

22nd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Let’s create an equal future for women and girls

Girlguiding Advocate and Girlguiding Scotland member Bethan looks at how Citizen Girl is creating a more equal future for women and girls

20th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Winter of discontent: snow is not fun for too many children

Rhona Cunningham reminds us that for thousands of children growing up in poverty, snow storms meant being cold and hungry

13th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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It is possible to end child poverty

Russell Gunson on why it will take more than optimism and increasing benefits to end child poverty in Scotland

5th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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