Social Justice & Poverty

Chief encounters: Grant Campbell on Christmas dinner for 250

Grant Campbell is facing a busy few weeks ensuring homeless people and families in Glasgow get at least a taste of Christmas cheer

13th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Michelin star chef praises Edinburgh’s homeless restaurant visited by Leonardo DiCaprio

Martin Wishart ate at the restaurant visited by Leonardo DiCaprio last week and was as impressed by the food and atmosphere as much as its charity values

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Little Alan’s lifeless body shocked the world – but refugees continue to die

Graham Martin finds Oxfam demanding much more is done to help refugees globally.

5th October 2016 by Graham Martin

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Football is more than just a game as Homeless World Cup proves

The Homeless World Cup is being held in Glasgow’s George Square this week. Paul Cardwell went along to meet some of the players and volunteers

12th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Want a strong community? Then get people involved

​Arthur Franklin started a Neighbour Watch after a violent episode with thieves. Three years on it has become so much more

12th April 2016 by Robert Armour

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Chief Encounters: Shami Chakrabarti

She was once called the most dangerous woman in Britain. But TFN reveals she's got a cuddly side...

15th February 2016 by TFN Guest

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The Big TFN 2015 Quiz

Angelina Jolie, David Mundell, John Lewis and Coldplay – there has been some big names linked to charities this year. But do you know why? Take our quiz!

10th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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One million Scots frozen out by fuel poverty

Government ministers will fail to hit fuel poverty targets. A new strategy is required say experts

17th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loneliness: tackling the last taboo

​A Holyrood committee wants to end loneliness in Scotland. No other country has ever tackled such a wide ranging issue. Can it really be cured?

30th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Eight roles, three bikes and many hats – Lead Scotland’s Emma Whitelock in numbers

Having worked eight different roles at Lead Scotland, Emma Whitelock is now filling the top one

19th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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A new strategy to tackle domestic abuse

New funding to train public-facing professionals spot the signs of domestic abuse has been announced. And campaigners are already hailing it a success.

25th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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A very socially driven business

Bruce Gunn turned his life around after nearly dying from illness. Now he runs a social delivery firm whose biggest investment is in its employees

21st July 2015 by Robert Armour

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GTS - Scotland’s first “social” security firm

As Robert Armour discovers a security firm that aims to use its status as a social enterprise to create jobs and change the culture of the industry

16th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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TFN’s Social Enterprise Summer Treasure Hunt

Support TFN's #SocEntSummer campaign and find two pieces of silver for a chance to win a prize from our amazing Treasure Trove

10th July 2015 by TFN Staff

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Backchat: From Naples to Gartcosh helping men find strength

Paul Metcalfe returned to North Lanakshire from Italy and set up The Shed to tackle depression in men laid off from the steel industry

30th April 2015 by Robert Armour

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Working to get residents £20 extra a week to fend of the impact of poverty

Welfare cuts are hitting Scots hard, but the answer isn’t always handouts. Paul Cardwell finds a community helping people become £20 a week richer

30th April 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Obituary: William George (Billy) Sloan, social enterprise chief executive

Born: 4 February, 1967 in Glasgow. Died: 30 January, 2015 in Aberdeen.

10th February 2015 by TFN

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New enterprise is helping women say pants to low self-belief

Robert Armour discovers a social business that aims to empower Scottish women using superhero pants

20th November 2014 by Robert Armour

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