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

Campaigns Latest

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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Food Poverty & Social Justice: What Next For Scotland?

Food Poverty & Social Justice: What Next For Scotland?

Date: 10th December 2015

Venue: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

To conclude the Poverty Alliance's series of events on emergency food aid in Scotland, this conference will look at how we address the problems behind food poverty

Publications and Reports


Tackling Welfare Reform: Rejecting Blame, Promoting Resilience

Wednesday October 21, 2015

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 […]

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The Cost of Being Disabled: Why Welfare Reform Cuts Deeper with Disability.

Tuesday October 20, 2015

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.[1]  This means that the experience of being disabled all too often goes hand-in-hand […]

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“Getting tough” on refugees creates a hostile environment for all of us

Tuesday October 20, 2015

Jamie Stewart from the Scottish Refugee Council writes about the UK Government’s approach to asylum seekers and what this means for us all. The UK government wants to “get tough” on asylum seekers and to create a “hostile environment” for some migrant populations.  But with so many barriers already in existence to refugees in the […]

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