Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into benefit sanctions
Whilst health inequalities across Scotland are well evidenced, this study links homelessness and health datasets for the first time at a national level, to explore the relationship between homelessness and health in Scotland
In recent years there has been a rapid proliferation of standards of evidence and other frameworks which aim to tell us what is and isn’t working. Following in-depth consultation with the organisations who use them, Ruth Puttick has mapped and compared the 18 Standards of Evidence currently in use across UK social policy.
Grenfell was a 'catastrophic regulatory failure', and reform is still needed – but above all, tenants must be empowered to make their homes safe.
OECD report says it could take 150 years for a child from a poor UK family to earn national average
A grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change.
Councils selling majority to private developers not community groups, says report
Inheritance rather than income is now more likely to provide a good living standard.
The US envoy to the UN called the 47-member council "hypocritical and self-serving".
A survey finds more than half of Scots would pay more tax to improve the health of poorer people.
“I’ve mainly been living on soup just so my little boy can have what he needs really.” That’s not something you expect to hear from a young mother living in Britain today.
Living through the biggest economic slump in a century, it’s no surprise people are angry
That’s the claim made by the authors of The Inner Level, which furthers arguments first laid out in their 2009 work, The Spirit Level. They reveal the bleak truth about uneven societies
In equal societies, citizens trust each other and contribute to their community. This goes into reverse in countries like ours, say Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, the authors of The Inner Level
Times of strong unions see a smaller share of income going to the elite, study finds
Neil Davidson and Nasar Meer, editor and contributor respectively to No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in Scotland, discuss Scotland’s issue with racism alongside performance poet Kokumo Rocks, author of Happily Drowning.
Pauline Bryan, editor of What Would Keir Hardie Say? in conversation with Edinburgh councillor Gordon Munro, discussing topical political issues in the light of the legacy of Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party. A passionate leader who fought for justice for all, James Keir Hardie was always vocal about criticising the wrongs he saw in society.
What are the roads to an equal, fair society in Scotland? How do we arm ourselves as social justice warriors? Political discussion with Former First Minister Henry McLeish, author of Citizens United, and Neil Findlay, author of Socialism and Hope.
Putting homelessness on the global agenda. An estimated 100 million people around the globe are homeless. Mel Young and Peter Barr, authors of Home Game: A Ball Can Change the World, discuss how through the power of sport, the Homeless World Cup continues to transform lives.
This free event will bring together community development practitioners, paid and unpaid, to discuss the importance of human right-based approaches in their work.
The workshop would explore the relevance of land issues to accounting research, to learn more about develops in this regard in Scotland, and to develop a research agenda for future work.