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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Poverty Alliance Annual Conference 2017

Poverty Alliance Annual Conference 2017

Campaigning for Change: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future

19 October 2017

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

This year’s annual conference comes at an important time for the Poverty Alliance as we mark our 25th anniversary. Join us as we reflect on what has been achieved and the challenges that still lie ahead. The focus of the days discussions will be a series of learning workshop, giving campaigners the practical tools to make real change.


Publications and Reports


Challenge Poverty Week: Tackling Period Poverty

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland and Scottish Labour inequalities spokesperson Challenge Poverty Week 2017 is here, and this year I’m using the opportunity to highlight the campaign I’ve been working on to highlight what can be one of the less obvious or hidden impacts of poverty: the struggle to manage menstruation if you’re living […]

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Trust: the tool of all tools to end poverty

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Paul Bradley, Project Coordinator for Open Government at SCVO, on why trust is needed between government and civil society to make Scotland poverty-free. It becomes clear after flicking through the pages of Poverty in Scotland that the knowledge base exists to tackle poverty. We also know this simply through the everyday response of Scotland’s third […]

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We need to take a more active role in fighting poverty

Monday October 16, 2017

The sector must renew its commitment to supporting people in hardship, says Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong. When the temperature plunged, she wore extra clothes. When it became really cold, she turned on a small electric heater for short spells. She had no money to buy a cooker and got by with a second-hand […]

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