Videos

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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Events

Renfrewshire Tackling Poverty Networking Meeting

Renfrewshire Tackling Poverty Networking Meeting

12 December 2016

Venue: Tannahill Centre, Paisley

A networking meeting to help organisations identify priorities for tackling poverty locally and ways of working together.

Publications and Reports

Publications

20 things you could buy if your employer paid you the Living Wage

Monday October 31, 2016

Today, we learned that the new Living Wage rate would be £8.45 per hour.  This works out as an annual salary, based on working 40 hours a week, of £17,576.  If you are under 25 but over 21 and earn the National Minimum Wage, working the same hours, you would earn £14,456.  A whopping £3120 less […]

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Living Wage Aotearoa Brings New Hope to Workers

Monday October 31, 2016

Lyndy McIntyre Community Organiser, Living Wage Aotearoa Movement NZ Three years ago, a new movement was launched in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The Living Wage Movement brought together faith groups, community organisations and unions — united in a concern about poverty and inequality and committed to calling for the living wage. New Zealand is sometimes thought of […]

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Child poverty – a time for action

Monday October 24, 2016

Dan Jarvis is the Labour MP for Barnsley Central, he has recently introduced a Private Member’s Bill that seeks to set a new and binding UK child poverty target. The Bill will also require the UK Government to report on the impact on child poverty of policy decisions. Here he explains why it matters.    In […]

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