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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Rights into Reality: 7th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty

Rights into Reality: 7th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty

Human Rights in a Fairer Scotland

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 17th October 2016

A major event to kick start Challenge Poverty Week 2016 and to mark the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Publications and Reports


The Importance of Challenge Poverty Week – MSP Blog

Thursday October 20, 2016

Monica Lennon MSP, Central Scotland. Poverty is a problem that affects 940,000 people in Scotland, including 210,000 children. That means that, once housing costs are taken into account, one fifth of children, and almost one fifth of the whole population in Scotland, are living in poverty. These are statistics that will be no doubt mentioned […]

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The Importance of Decent Work

Wednesday October 19, 2016

Francis Stuart, Research and Policy Advisor, Oxfam Scotland ‘Work is the best route out of poverty’ – or so the saying used to go. Sadly, while the risk of poverty is still greater for those without employment, having a job is far from a guaranteed way to lift people above the poverty line. The growth […]

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The Stigma of Poverty

Wednesday October 19, 2016

Greig Inglis, Research Fellow for the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research (SCPHRP). The experience of poverty extends beyond material and economic disadvantage, and people living in poverty often describe encountering various forms of stigma, prejudice and discrimination. Poverty stigma is evident in the everyday language that we use to discuss poverty, public attitudes on […]

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