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: 28 October 2015
Venue: Volunteer Scotland, Stirling
These networking meetings are designed to bring together a range of local groups and organisations to discuss issues of key concern to the fight against poverty.
Date: 3rd November
Venue: University of Edinburgh
The Poverty Alliance has teamed up with Universities in Scotland to hold discussions on different aspects of social justice, to help feed into the #fairerscotland debate
Date: 22nd October 2015
Venue: Spectrum Centre, Inverness
Our next food poverty networking event will provide networking opportunities as well as discussing the causes of food poverty and how we link addressing food poverty to wider anti-poverty campaigns
Towards a Fairer Scotland
Date: 23rd October 2015
Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
The 6th Annual Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty will focus on the development of the new Social Justice Action Plan in 2016. This is a special opportunity for all those concerned about poverty in Scotland to influence the new Action Plan
Date: 19 October 2015
Venue: Albany Learning Centre, Glasgow
The launch of the final report from the Welfare Trackers project. Hear about some of the impacts of welfare change in Glasgow and what can be done about it.
Date 21st October 2015
Venue: University of Stirling
This event will look at the opportunities and constraints of the Scottish Parliaments new powers on taxation
One of the inspirations for Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland has been a similar initiative in Australia. Below Jill Lang, National Co-ordinator of Anti-Poverty Week, describes the development over more than 10 years. Anti-Poverty Week in Australia was established in 2001 by the Social Justice Project at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and […]Read More
They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But we’re not talking about someone buying the same shoes as you here. What the Government attempted to do in the recent Emergency Budget was to co-opt a social movement, a campaign rooted in the communities and workplaces, and use it to hide the fact that […]Read More
The UK Government’s emergency budget in July 2015 has provoked a great deal of comment. Changes to Tax Credits, freezing working age welfare benefits and the introduction of a so-called ‘national living wage’ have been just some of the issues that have been raised. Below we gather the comments of some of the leading members […]Read More