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Pressure mounts on UK government to halt universal credit

New system is leaving people destitute, renewing calls for its roll-out to be halted

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Indyref2: sex workers back independence

The first new grassroots campaign of the forthcoming Indyref2 campaign has been launched: Sex Workers For Yes

21st March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Bid to ban private contractors from hated PIP assessments

Amendments to be tabled to social security bill banning private companies undertaking assessments on disabled people

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs tackle loneliness epidemic among older people

Debate focuses on how loneliness is debilitating older people - and society

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Victory for campaigners after “historic” move to teach same sex education

​SNP conference rubber stamps same sex education in Scotland's schools

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow stands up to racism

People will take to the streets on Saturday (18 March) to send out a message: racism and division will not be tolerated

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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£250k to continue WEvolution’s evolution

A charity which helps people from poor communities set up their own business has been backed by a £225,000 grant from the Scottish Government

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities reveal the desperate fight for survival facing asylum seekers in Scotland

​Violence and exploitation are commonplace for destitute asylum seekers in Scotland committee hears

17th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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How third sector jobs programme transforms lives

The success of the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme in transforming lives was celebrated during a debate in the Scottish Parliament

16th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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The shocking truth: one million Scots now in poverty

Campaigners warn work no longer a route out of hardship for hard-pressed families

16th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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DWP tells PIP assessors: discriminate against mentally ill

Fears claimants will find it harder to get full entitlement to Personal Independence Payments

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help close attainment gap for poorest children

Scotland's leading children's charities have urged new councillors to help them close Scotland's attainment gap

15th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities which exploit workers will be named and shamed

A group which names and shames companies which exploit workers has warned charities they could be in the firing line

14th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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UN told: Tory cuts are “violating” disabled people’s human rights

​Disabled rights groups march on UN HQ in Geneva to demand rights of disabled are protected

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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New fuel poverty targets must be met say charities

New targets will be set for eradicating fuel poverty in Scotland

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Government must counter Westminster cuts

​Budget increased cash for Scotland - but will do nothing to counter welfare reforms

9th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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UK budget: “thin gruel” for Scots third sector

Scotland's third sector responds to today's budget statement

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Global action staged marking International Women’s Day 2017

Global protests underway to mark the day of action

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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