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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10 policies if you think you might want a Universal Basic Income but aren’t sure

Wednesday May 02, 2018

How do we achieve adequate minimum incomes for all? This is a question that is at the heart of the the European Minimum Income Network (EMIN) project. All across Europe campaigners, researchers and policy makers are debating what combination of policies is needed to ensure that minimum income schemes actually lift people out of poverty. […]

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Create a better Scotland? Aye, we can!

Friday December 22, 2017

After almost four years, this is my last week working for the Poverty Alliance.  I leave knowing much more than when I arrived, particularly about the steps that we need to take to build a better Scotland.  Since I joined the Alliance in 2014, poverty in Scotland and the UK has continued to rise but […]

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Challenge poverty in Scotland? Aye, we can!

Monday October 23, 2017

We were pleased to be joined by Laoise Rogers for Challenge Poverty Week 2017.  Here she writes about the strength of the communities she visited.   Having enjoyed my work experience so much this summer, I was delighted to have the opportunity to be involved with Challenge Poverty Week. On day 3, I was fortunate to […]

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