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Phoenix Futures Scotland, a charity and housing association which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for more than 45 years, is developing new recovery housing schemes and looking for partners, writes Martin Adams. Closing this gap between substance misuse treatment and homel

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Social security minister Jeane Freeman on removing the involvement of the private sector in carrying out benefit assessments. Last week in the Scottish Parliament, I ruled out the use of private companies in assessing people for the benefits that will be delivered under Scotland’s new social secur

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Alastair Keatinge Funding pressures in social care are taking charities into territory littered with pitfalls and challenges alike. Not only are they are under pressure from council funding cuts, they face rising wage costs and growing demand for services.

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Housing hustings in (clockwise from top left) Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh Shelter Scotland’s Fiona King said it is vital that upcoming local elections aren't overshadowed by the snap General Election.

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Nora Uhrig details Shelter Scotland’s report into social sector evictions. We have got used to hearing over recent years about the problems facing families and households struggling to afford the essentials, the growth of foodbanks and having to choose between heating and eating. About how the imp

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Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken outlines his questions for candidates in the upcoming council elections. The news that we face a snap Westminster election fills me with, at best, mixed emotions. I relish the opportunity to challenge the philosophy which has brought us welfare reforms that are demonstrably

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Daradjeet Jagpal The Scottish Government published a consultation document in December 2016, seeking views on whether the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) should be extended to Scottish registered social landlords (RSLs). Consultation responses have now been received, 73 of which h

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