Social Justice & Poverty

Prisoners set to learn first aid skills

A programme to teach prisoners how to save lives is being rolled out after a successful pilot

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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50,000 Red Cord Cards distributed in Scotland

Euan's Guide has handed out tens of thousands of cards that highlight the importance of red cords in disabled toilets

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities sought to help fight hunger in Edinburgh

A revamp of the FareShare depot in Edinburgh is set to help feed 2,000 more vulnerable people

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Third sector leader to co-chair Citizens’ Assembly

Kate Wimpress will oversee the organisation and functioning of the Assembly alongside former Labour MEP David Martin.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Building a social enterprise and private sector alliance

Duncan Thorp examines the work going on to boost partnerships between social enterprises and the private sector

6th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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The answer to Scotland’s drug crisis lies in its communities

Eddie Nisbet calls for support for social enterprises who are delivering local public health services to exorcise Scotland’s drug-related demons

5th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Sturgeon praises work of recovery hub

The First Minister was invited to a relaunch of the South Glasgow Drug and Alcohol Recovery Hub

5th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 2 August 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

2nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise solutions to the climate emergency

Duncan Thorp examines how social enterprises can provide answers to the climate emergency

2nd August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Thousands of Scots hit by benefit cap

​Single parents have been hit especially hard

2nd August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Festival-goers urged not to ignore the homeless

Fringe audiences are being asked to take a series of simple actions to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness in Edinburgh

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No deal puts human rights at risk

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has detailed the wide range of threats a no deal Brexit presents to human rights

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Have a Big Scottish Breakfast to help poverty fight

Businesses and community groups are being invited to take part in the fundraising event next month

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding for groups challenging inequality

The Corra Foundation has teamed up with Comic Relief to offer grants to small and medium sized charities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Holiday hunger on the rise in Edinburgh

Big Hearts Community Trust has reported a significant increase in young people accessing its holiday activities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Glasgow set for inclusive festival

We Are One CitizenFest takes place at venues across the city on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners hit out at “nasty” benefits policy

Figures have revealed 9,000 families in Scotland are affected by the Universal Credit two-child limit

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Almost 200,000 Scots apply for crisis grants

Citizens Advice Scotland said the figures should be a wake-up call for policymakers.

30th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Scots urged to check council tax reduction eligibility

Citizens Advice Scotland said 25% of people who had ran out of money before payday had skipped payments.

30th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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