If you are interesting in finding out more about Welfare Trackers and how you can be involved then contact Robin Tennant
The Poverty Alliance is currently carrying out a Scottish Government commissioned research project on emergency food aid provision in Scotland. The project is running between June 2014 and January 2015 and involves research with emergency food aid providers to better understand the links and connections between the different providers, and the referral processes that are in place. This project has the following aims:
An important outcome of the research will be a suite of materials to assist those delivering emergency food aid to better link with mainstream services. Data is being gathered through an online survey of emergency food aid providers and a series of focus groups and interviews with providers and other key stakeholders.
The final report and materials will be published in January 2015. If you have any questions or would like more information on this project, please contact Mary Anne MacLeod, Research Officer.
Employers who are paying the living wage deserve recognition for their commitment to decent wages. The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initative aims to promote the accreditation scheme to employers in Scotland. The Initaitive, whioch is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, provides support and guidance to employers who wish to make the move to become accreditated and will help publicise their commitment. For more information visit www.scottishlivingwage.org
The Poverty Alliance are working with Children in Scotland to undertake an exciting participatory youth research project exploring housing and communities funded by the Wheatley group. This project will run from June 2014 to June 2015 and will involve a team of young researchers carrying out a piece of research looking at young people’s views and needs in housing. This will involve training and on-going support to carry out the research work. The project will feed into development plans at the Wheatley group as well as wider anti-poverty work at both a local and national level.
The RE-InVEST project is a collaboration between a wide range of organisations across Europe who share desire to contribute to an EU that is based on solidary and inclusion, through an inclusive, powerful and effective social investment strategy at EU level. Moreover, the project itself adopts a participative approach that involves the voices of vulnerable groups and civil society organisations.
The project is being co-ordinated by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and involves representatives from 13 countries across Europe. The Poverty Alliance is involved in a number of work packages, particularly on particiaptory research, on the social damage of economic crisis and minimum standards in service markets. Our role is to engage people with experience fo poverty in the research process in Scotland.
Re-InVEST started in March 2015 and will carry on until March 2019. Regular updates and policy papers will be available throughout the project via the project website. For more information visit: www.re-invest.eu
For more on the role of the Poverty Alliance contact Peter Kelly
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