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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The Poverty Alliance have submitted our response to the Scottish Welfare Funds Bill consultation. We have argued that overall the fund is working well and we hope that the Bill will build on its success. (Sept. 2014)
This edition looks at the consequences and causes of the growth in food bank use in Scotland. We also consider the evidence emerging from Canada on the increased use of food banks
Lisa Whittaker Scotland remains a society that continues to be scarred by poverty. 870,000 people live in poverty (2013 figures from Poverty In Scotland McKendrick et al) put another way poverty affects around one in ﬁve people in Scotland today. Despite this, poverty has been overlooked as an issue in the General Election campaign. Academics […]Read More
Anthony Ruddy There are approximately 13.5 million people living in poverty in the UK today (that is equivalent to more than one in five of the UKs entire population) but bizarrely the subject of poverty has barely registered as an issue in the 2015 General Election. In one of the richest nations on Earth one […]Read More
Introduction Youth poverty is generally ignored in political debates in both Europe and the UK. When youth inclusion is discussed, it tends to be in the context of labour market inclusion. Yet, labour market participation does not necessarily guarantee social inclusion. In a context of high youth unemployment and poor quality jobs, new policy proposals […]Read More