We are The Poverty Alliance
We’re Scotland’s network of organisations and individuals
The change we want to see
Poverty restricts people’s choices and their ability to take part in society. Every worker should be paid at least the Real Living Wage and benefits must cover people’s needs.
High-quality public services
People living on low incomes are more likely to rely on public services. These services have a huge role in reducing the cost of living.
Opportunities to participate
People with lived experience of poverty must have their voices heard in policy-making processes. It’s the right thing to do and will create better solutions to poverty.
To end poverty we need public support for redesigning our economy. And in the short-term we need to end the discrimination that people on low incomes often face.
“Poverty restricts people’s ability to take part in society, but by boosting people’s incomes and reducing the cost of living we can redesign our economy to better reflect the values of compassion and justice we all share.”
Poverty Alliance Convenor
“Being a part of the Poverty Alliance family has completely changed my life and the lives of many in my community. We know that our voices are heard, that our experiences are valued and that individually, and collectively, we are making a positive impact to improve lives across the country”