Poverty in Scotland - A time for action
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
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
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.
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!
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.
We focus our activities in four areas:
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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
Venue: Rothes Hall
Date: 23 August, 2pm
This networking session will look at the upcoming social security bill, amongst other anti-poverty issues
Community Views on Poverty, 2015-16 (June 2016)
Towards a Fairer Scotland: Report of the 6th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty
Parliamentary Briefing: Scottish Parliament Debate on the EU Referendum
Enlightened Self Interest? Private sector employers role in reducing poverty
Briefing 24: New Benefit Powers for Scotland
Briefing 23: Devolved Taxation in Scotland
Beyond Four Walls: Participatory Research on Young People and Housing
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More