Social Justice & Poverty

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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You can contribute to fairer social security system

Jeane Freeman, social security minister, says this is your chance to shape Scotland's benefits system

27th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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In the footsteps of the suffragette sisterhood

Kate Nevens argues that the fight for women's rights goes on

5th February 2018 by TFN

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We’ll make Glasgow Smiles Better

Anne Callaghan on why the residents of Scotland's friendliest city need help to battle loneliness

1st February 2018 by TFN Guest

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A consultation or a cover up of child maintenance failings?

Rhona Cunningham critiques the Department for Work and Pensions consultation on child maintenance and urges people to respond

29th January 2018 by TFN Guest

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How we will create a fairer Scotland

Angela Constance on tackling inequality

26th January 2018 by TFN

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New year, same old stigma for people in debt

David Hilferty says only a handful of bankrupt people enjoy lavish lifestyles - contrary to a BBC expose

11th January 2018 by TFN

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No-one deserves to be homeless

Paul Stevenson busts the myths surrounding the"deserving" and "undeserving" poor

20th 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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