6th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty
The Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty has been organised by the Poverty Alliance since 2010. Over this time the Assemblies have brought together hundreds of people with direct experience of poverty, activists, representatives of community and voluntary organisations, trade unions, faith groups, researchers, policy makers and politicians. The events have become a key forum for discussion around the problems of poverty in Scotland and how they could be more effectively addressed.
On 23rd October 2015, the 6th Assembly, sponsored by the Scottish Government and NHS Health Scotland, provided an opportunity to discuss, debate and prioritise the actions we need to make a bigger impact on poverty in Scotland.
More than 150 people attended the 6th Assembly, representing a broad cross section of groups, organisations and individuals, including people with direct experience of poverty, community-based organisations, voluntary organisations, academics, and politicians.
This report is a summary of all the discussions that took place at SATP6. The discussions were themed around community empowerment, social security, health and the economy.