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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Date: 29 April 2016
Venue: Dundee City Council, Dundee
A dissemination event to discuss the findings of the Glasgow Welfare Trackers project
Venue: Woodbank House, Dumfries
Date: 22 June 2016
This event will highlight key findings from the Welfare Trackers project in Glasgow
Venue: Spectrum Centre, Inverness
Date: 24 August 2016
This event will present the key findings from the Welfare Trackers project in Glasgow
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
Dr. Rosalind Tyler-Greig from Inclusion Scotland blogs on the impact of welfare reform on disabled people as part of Challenge Poverty Week 2015. I was delighted to join the team at Inclusion Scotland earlier this month to lead their Rights and Resilience project. The project is a response to the recent package of social welfare […]Read More
Dr. Rosalind Tyler-Greig from Inclusion Scotland blogs on the impact of welfare reform on disabled people as part of Challenge Poverty Week 2015 At 30 per cent, the poverty rate for disabled adults in the UK is twice that for non-disabled adults. This means that the experience of being disabled all too often goes hand-in-hand […]Read More