Social Justice & Poverty

Social security campaign relaunched

A campaign to fight for the right to social security in Scotland has been relaunched amid rising levels of poverty

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Leave no one behind: the right to adequate social security

Rhiannon Sims discusses why the Scottish Campaign for the Right to Social Security (SCORSS) has re-launched with rights placed at its heart

9th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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We need to talk about poverty and smoking

Elizabeth Hurst-High examines the links between living in poverty and smoking

8th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Systemic change needed to tackle poverty

Ffyona Taylor says we must never accept inequality and social exclusion as the status quo

8th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Veterans face negative stereotypes when applying for jobs

Almost one fifth of executives said they would be unlikely to employ a veteran.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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“Game-changer” policies needed to meet child poverty targets

New figures show 240,000 children are locked in poverty in Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

Hundreds of event will take place throughout the week as the campaign to end poverty in Scotland steps up

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: 4 October 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Record number of calls to Crimestoppers

The charity passed on almost 15,000 pieces of information to police last year.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Failings in the system fuel food poverty

A Menu for Change has produced a report which contains heart-breaking stories of poverty

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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How to influence legislation in the Scottish Parliament

Robert McGeachy and Mark Ballard give a preview of their book, The Public Affairs Guide to Scotland: Influencing Policy and Legislation

1st October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charities lack funds to meet demand

Political uncertainty and economic downturn have left charities with major fears over the ability to meet their objectives

1st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Parliament to celebrate 80 years of Citizens Advice

The CAB network began helping people at the outbreak of the Second World War.

30th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Asylum seekers granted temporary reprieve

Charity welcomes move to protect residents housed by Serco.

30th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity receives boost in hunger fight

Mary’s Meals will reach 12,796 more chronically hungry children with a life-changing meal every day after a donation from People's Postcode Lottery

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charity marks 80 years

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has released a video to kick off its celebrations

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Time to end the physical punishment of children

Mary Glasgow says MSPs have the chance to take a momentous step by approving new legislation aimed at giving equal protection to children

27th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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