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Stonewall marks 30 years of fighting for equality

Stonewall is marking 30 years since the organisation was founded to oppose Section 28

24th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Poorest children more likely to be road traffic victims

Children in Scotland’s poorest areas nearly three times more likely to be injured by road traffic than those in the richest

23rd May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Much more needs to be done to combat poverty in Scotland

“Considerably more” needs to be invested by the Scottish Government if it is to make headway in tackling poverty

23rd May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Temporary accommodation for homeless set to be limited

The Scottish Government is set to make moves to limit the use of B&Bs for homeless people

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities rally round to support job seekers

Organisations have begun talks to continue services which were provided by the Shirlie Project, after the charity's sudden closure

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK’s poverty tragedy laid bare

Callous welfare reforms have resulted in widespread poverty across the UK, with charities calling for urgent action

22nd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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The shocking digital divide that punishes Universal Credit claimants

As many as one in three people seeking help with Universal Credit (UC) in Scotland don’t have access to the internet to make their claim

17th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Busiest ever winter for homeless care shelter

746 people have accessed the winter care shelter run by homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust – making this it’s busiest ever season

17th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charities report more than 300 serious incidents to regulator

Figures released on incidents reported by charities have sparked a debate about whether organisations should be required by law to report concerns

17th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Dismay as law lords back hated benefit cap

Charities have hit out after law lords dismissed a challenge to the controversial benefits cap for single parents

16th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity chief executive’s father banned from UK

The father of Sabir Zazai has been blocked by the Home Office from seeing the Scottish Refugee Council boss receiving an honour

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK misses out on EU poverty funds

The Home Office has failed to secure £600,000 for victims of modern slavery, and there are fears that further funding could also be lost

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£18m to stop young Scots offending

The CashBack for Communities scheme aims to fund projects which help people make positive decisions

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festival celebrates refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland has announced its full programme of events for 2019

15th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise aims to create positivity

Residents in the north of Edinburgh are being invited to come up with creative ideas

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Walkers set off on mammoth journey

The Big Lunch aims to bring communities across the UK together

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child poverty is ‘shameful indictment’ of benefits system

Statistics shown poverty is on the rise have led to children's charities coming together to call for action

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigning charity has new chief executive

Humanist Society Scotland has announced the appointment of its new chief executive

14th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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