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Transgender people face violence at work

A study by Stonewall has shown the extent of discrimination that trans people face in Britain

19th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots to get right to be accompanied during hated welfare tests

Claimants will be allowed to have someone with them during assessment

19th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Need to tackle abuse in football as maligned act faces repeal

MSPs have backed pleas for the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

18th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners slam broken welfare system after claimant wins appeal

Claimant case was raised in prime minister's questions

18th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Homeless charity needs warm items of clothing

The Simon Community is hoping that supporters can donate unwanted Christmas gifts to homeless people in Glasgow

18th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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People left vulnerable as vital service axed

Service provides essential contact for elderly and isolated

17th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Sturgeon challenges McVey to halt universal credit

On a visit to a Stirling charity, Scotland's First Minister said the UK's new benefit system is failing those it is designed to support

17th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Minimum pricing could see increase in drug use

A doctor has warned that more must be done to stop heavy drinkers turning to prescription drugs

17th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Protesters target Edinburgh “slum” hostel

Outrage at sub-standard accommodation homeless families are being forced to endure

17th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charities hit out after death of homeless soldier in Edinburgh

Squaddie died on the streets after refusing offers of support

16th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Disabled people need information on why they have been rejected for PIP

Disability charities have said that those who are rejected for benefits need more information on how a decision was made

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Tories accused of benefit fraud witch hunt

Few allegations are ever proven, data reveals

16th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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New social firm tackles period poverty

​Founders create innovative way of combating period poverty

15th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Sleep in the Park could be extended

The charity sleepout widened be extended to include other Scottish cities - having raised £4 million in 2017

12th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Christmas trees help support the homeless

More than 3,000 Caring Christmas Trees were sold during the festive season

10th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Anger as “callous” Tory Esther McVey gets DWP top job

Disability and poverty groups have reacted with anger at the appointment of Esther McVey as the UK’s new Work and Pensions Secretary

10th January 2018 by Graham Martin

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New Scots strategy to welcome refugees

Strategy will help refugees integrate

10th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Sexual harassment conference to be held in Scotland

The event is being hosted by the Scottish Women's Convention in light of the recent Hollywood scandal

9th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity condems vile sectarian trolls

​Rangers legend targeted by "bigoted morons"

9th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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