Social Justice & Poverty

To personalise employment services we need to know how it benefits people

Satwat Rehman responds to the first Fair Start Scotland statistics, and highlights the need for single parent participation to be tracked

7th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Why working parents are struggling to repel the rising tide of poverty

Paul Brook tells the stories behind the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s UK Poverty 2018 report

4th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scottish Gender Recognition Act – a positive step towards change

Chiara Capraro of Amnesty International analyses the results of a consultation on the Scottish Government's proposed gender legislation

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Is there a bright future ahead for Scottish girls?

Hannah Brisbane on what needs to happen now to improve lives for girls and young women in 2019 and beyond

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Connecting policy, people and the sector

Derek Mitchell tells the story of how the Bank of England's chief economist came to visit a Citizens Advice Bureau in West Lothian

29th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Premium World Aids Day: Scotland hasn’t won the battle against HIV

Nathan Sparling says with misunderstanding and misinformation still rife, Scotland hasn’t won the battle against HIV yet

29th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Politics Galore!

​Andrew Jackson on why he is bringing the joys of Scottish politics to the world of podcasting

27th November 2018 by Gerry Hillman

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Poverty in Britain must not be swept under the carpet

TFN reporter Gareth Jones analyses UN rapporteur Philip Alston's findings on poverty in modern Britain

19th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Six ways to help your clients save money and keep warm at home

The Energy Saving Trust: ways to reduce fuel poverty

16th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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The cost of care - who is really paying for Scotland’s social care system?

Martin Johnstone argues that failing to fund social care organisations to pay the Scottish Living Wage is a moral failure for the care of our most vulnerable

9th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Holiday food: can we talk about what we want?

Pete Ritchie tackles the bigger issues involved in solving holiday food poverty

29th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scotland’s Social Security Agency is already failing minorities

Mark Griffin MSP believes Scotland's flagship Social Security Agency has already failed minorities despite it claiming to be a model of inclusion

19th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Premium Closed curtains tell a story of poverty and hopelessness

Rhona Cunningham reflects on what if anything has changed for families over two decades of stalled political progress on overcoming child poverty

19th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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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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