Social Justice & Poverty

How welfare cuts are destroying once proud communities

As Universal Credit is increasingly rolled out across Scotland, TFN looks at the real stories behind welfare cuts and how people who can't work struggle to cope

9th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Finding a home from home

A young Rameldas Farkout escaped persecution in his native Iraq and came to Glasgow. He tells others never to give up hope

25th September 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity gives firsthand examples of climate chaos

Sciaf is leading the charge for the Scottish Government to take strong action

1st September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Homeless, penniless, stateless and destitute

An independent advocacy service could be a first step in a new preventative approach to tackling the destitution facing by asylum seekers in Scotland

19th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charities are changing the face of politics

Just days after we visited the polling booths, Jolene Campbell looks at what charities are doing to improve diversity in politics

12th June 2017 by Jolene Campbell

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Zero tolerance for exploiting bosses

Better Than Zero has bad bosses on the run

13th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Chief encounters: Dawn Fyfe

Chief encounters: Dawn Fyfe, SAY Women

10th March 2017 by TFN

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Street paper exhibition spreads the word on the street

An exhibition celebrating street papers and their vendors throughout the world has been hailed as "beautiful", "inspiring" and "powerful"

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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We’ll defy welfare reform until the bitter end

Paul Clarendon, a founder member of the Rural Welfare Campaign, says he'll only stop direct action when the persecution ends

15th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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The toughest job in politics?

Robert Armour met Scotland’s welfare minister Jeane Freeman to find out how she aims to create a fairer benefits system for Scots during a period of austerity

2nd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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