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Stick Your Labels - Challenge the Stigma of Poverty

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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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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.


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We focus our activities in four areas:

  • Tackling low incomes
  • Improving services
  • Supporting participation
  • Influencing attitudes to poverty

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Minister for Social Security- Thank you message

Wednesday June 28, 2017

Jeane Freeman, Minister for Social Security, sends her thanks for your involvement in the development of Scotland’s social security system The publication of the social security Bill is not only another significant step in Scotland’s social security journey, it’s also a historic moment for our country. We now have the opportunity to decide on what […]

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Respecting the voice of experience

Monday May 22, 2017

Carla McCormack and Rachel Thomson from the Poverty Alliance’s policy team look at the stigma of poverty and what it can mean to speak out In last night’s television debate ahead of the General Election, a nurse admitted that she had been forced to use a foodbank.  This blog isn’t about nurses’ pay, or the […]

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Give me five – The campaign to top-up child benefit in Scotland

Thursday April 20, 2017

Hanna McCulloch, policy and parliamentary officer at CPAG Scotland, outlines the case for a £5 top up of child benefit In the last few weeks official figures have shown that rates of child poverty in Scotland have leapt from 1 in 5 to 1 in 4. Despite receiving very little media attention, the figures are […]

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