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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Good Food Nation: A Vision for Scotland

Wednesday March 20, 2019

By Dan Yaxley, Good Food Nation Ambassador (@danyaxley) The food system in Scotland is broken. Nearly 1 in 10 Scots experience food insecurity – a figure which rises to 21% for single parents. Food bank use is on the rise, with more than 200 providers handing out increasing numbers of emergency food packages in 2018, […]

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Challenging poverty means challenging women’s inequality at work

Saturday October 06, 2018

By Ruth Boyle, Policy and Parliamentary Officer at Close the Gap One of the key messages of this year’s Challenge Poverty Week is that poverty affects us all. At Close the Gap, we know that it affects women. We know this because the evidence shows that poverty in Scotland is gendered. By this we mean that […]

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Young Scot: working with local authorities to tackle the attainment gap

Saturday October 06, 2018

By Young Scot Young Scot is working on a three-year National Strategic Partnership with the Scottish Government to tackle the poverty-related attainment gap while minimising stigma felt by young people. Young Scot are supporting three initial pilot local authorities (Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire and Highland) to offer a different approach to reduce the attainment gap, challenge […]

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