Social Justice & Poverty

Exclusive: charities get Good Food Nation plans back on track

Charities scored a major victory as they forced the Scottish Government to revive landmark legislation which will tackle the country’s food problems

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Have your say on the cost of food

Scotland’s consumers are being asked to take part in a national survey on issues relating to food - including cost, choice and access

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Welfare impact projects to continue

A group of 14 organisations from across Scotland have been awarded funding to continue their work to help those hit by benefits reforms

18th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Pensioners drive away hunger with food collection

Tenants at a retirement development have shown a strong sense of community by collecting donations for a local food drive

14th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charities: Programme for Government a “missed opportunity”

The Scottish Government has missed an opportunity to tackle food poverty and its attendant problems, say charities

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Third sector can fill the void left by Wonga

​Ross Ahlfeld says the third sector is best places to fill the void left by the collapse of Wonga

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

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Memorial to remember thousands who die from addiction or suicide

A poignant ceremony is set to be held in Glasgow this week to call for action

4th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity probed by OSCR and Scottish Government

Regulator has received "concerns"

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

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City economy would be boosted by Living Wage

​By paying employees the Living Wage entire economy would benefit

3rd September 2018 by Robert Armour

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Tougher sentences needed for criminals who target elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland said a change in law is needed to reduce the amount of older people who are abused every year

3rd September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Few tears as Wonga calls in the administrators

As regulation took effect the payday lender faced increasing compensation claims

31st August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

Social Bite hopes to raise £12 million to fight homelessness through extending the sleepout to a further three cities

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Homeless charity’s Hibs hook-up is a real game changer

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has provided more than 600 free lunches at Hibs’ Easter Road Stadium

30th August 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants online grooming clampdown

One in 17 Scots children have been sent or shown a naked picture, a survey by the NSPCC has revealed

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Women’s movement in Scotland to be celebrated

Engender is looking for nominations for inspiring women, groups and campaigns that have helped create change

29th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Festival shows films to change the world

A festival promises 12 days of inspiring films and ideas to change the world

28th August 2018 by Graham Martin

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Creating the Corra Foundation – reflections on a transformative year

Shelley Grey reflects on the rebrand of Corra Foundation a year on

27th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scope rebrand so it can focus on equality for disabled people

Disability charity Scope has rebranded in a bid to be clearer about its mission

27th August 2018 by Graham Martin

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Girls lack confidence to succeed in their careers

Girlguiding Scotland held a four day initiative with inspiring women in a bid to help youngsters feel more confident about their job prospects

27th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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