Stick Your Labels - Challenge the Stigma of Poverty

Three Generations Without Work: Myth or Reality? Prof Tracy Shildrick & Prof Robert MacDonald

Jacquelyn Gibson Stirling CAB

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100th Accredited Living Wage Employer in Scotland

Scottish Living Wage Campaign

Involving trade unions, voluntary organisations , community organisations and faith groups, the Scottish Living Wage Campaign was formed to tackle the low pay exists in workplaces across Scotland. View Campaign


New Campaign Leaflet Launched

Scottish Campaign for Welfare Reform

The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) is a coalition of over 40 key third sector organisations, faith groups, unions and charities from across Scotland.

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Glasgow Uni Oxfam Group Start Living Wage Campaign on Campus

Stick Your Labels Campaign

Fed with the lies and misinformation spread about the social security system and people living on low incomes? Then get involved in the Stick Your Labels campaign!

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Who We Are

The Poverty Alliance is a network of individuals and organisations across Scotland working together to combat poverty.

What we believe

Our vision is of a sustainable Scotland based on social and economic justice, with dignity for all, where poverty and inequalities are not tolerated and are challenged. Our aim is to combat poverty by working with others to empower individuals and communities to affect change in the distribution of power and resources.

Our Priorities

We focus our activities in four areas:

  • Tackling low incomes
  • Improving services
  • Supporting participation
  • Influencing attitudes to poverty

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Tracking the Impact of Welfare Reform - Inverness Dissemination Seminar

Tracking the Impact of Welfare Reform - Inverness Dissemination Seminar

Venue: Spectrum Centre, Inverness

Date: 24 August 2016

This event will present the key findings from the Welfare Trackers project in Glasgow

Tackling Poverty Together Networking Meeting: Glenrothes

Tackling Poverty Together Networking Meeting: Glenrothes

Venue: Rothes Hall

Date: 23 August, 2pm

This networking session will look at the upcoming social security bill, amongst other anti-poverty issues

Publications and Reports


Food Insecurity, Europe and Solidarity

Monday July 04, 2016

Mary Anne MacLeod, Research Officer at the Poverty Alliance, reflects on a recent conference in Brussels to launch the network for the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived. The conference took place before the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU…. “The European Union is first and foremost about people” stated EU Commissioner […]

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Carers and Scottish Election 2016 – An Afterthought?

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Lynn Williams, unpaid carer and former third sector worker looks at what Scotland’s five parties have said on carers in the run up to the Scottish elections The election manifestos are out, the leaders’ debates are over and we are in the final run up to the Scottish Elections. I have watched each debate and […]

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The Party Manifestos & Poverty: What you need to know!

Saturday April 30, 2016

In this blog Carla McCormack, Policy and Parliamentary Officer at the Poverty Alliance, gives a whistle stop tour of the five main political party’s election manifesto anti-poverty commitments… The party manifestos are out, and we have brought together the key commitments related to tackling poverty so you can see how they compare to the Poverty […]

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