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Scottish charities have spoken trenchantly on their concerns about the growth of poverty in Scotland under current UK government policies. The Sunday Herald newspaper this weekend (http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/united-against-a-war-on-the...) published a range of views following policy announcements at the Conservative Party Conference.
Charities and poverty experts have spoken out about the deeply damaging effect of UK government welfare policies on Scotland’s poorest families.
A new report into poverty, backed by the Church of Scotland and Faith in Community Scotland, is to demand an end to the poor employment practices trapping many working Scots on very low wages.
The rhetoric of some in government and some in the churches is not adding up in factual and practical terms, Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu told the Church Urban Fund (CUF) 'Tackling Poverty' in Leeds today (18 April 2012).
Poverty is something we have to tackle through joint endeavour as churches and communities, the Church Urban Fund is stressing today.
People living with cancer have warned MPs that the Westminster government's welfare changes could push patients and their families into poverty.
Charities have called for a formal inquiry to be launched into kinship care in Scotland, following growing concern about neglected children.
Disabled and sick people angry at government cuts and changes that will hit thousands of vulnerable people across Britain are taking to the streets over the coming week.
Today and tomorrow I am taking part in a consultation on the role civic groups and churches can play in combatting poverty, not least child poverty.
Scottish families on low-incomes are being forced to leave work and turn down jobs because they cannot afford to pay for childcare, a new survey shows.