More than 900,000 people in Scotland live in low income households. In a rich country like ours this is unnecessary and unacceptable.
Challenge Poverty Week is an opportunity for you to raise you voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle poverty across Scotland. Organisations large and small supported Challenge Poverty Week last year, and we hope even more get behind it this year.
The main aims of the week are to:
We are encouraging as many groups and individuals to get involved in Challenge Poverty Week by organising activities or taking part in activities organised by others. These pages will help you to do that.
Challenge Poverty Week is a time for us to join together to challenge the existence of poverty in our communities. Our vision is to end child poverty- to listen to those affected by poverty, to invest in high quality education for every child, liveable wages for families and a social security system which make respect for human rights and dignity the cornerstone of a new approach to welfare.
Satwat Rehman, Director, One Parent Families Scotland