GUEST BLOG: Children’s University Scotland

Chloe Goodall, Head of Impact at Children’s University Scotland, explores the impact extending free bus travel to people on low-income benefits and under 25s would have on realising children’s rights. Earlier this month, the Scottish Government passed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) incorporation bill, ensuring young people’s rights are considered … Read more

On the road to recovery, we can make sure everyone has a seat

Suzi Murning, Poverty Alliance Campaigns Officer, discusses our new campaign, Everyone Aboard, calling for free bus travel to be extended to everyone receiving Universal Credit and young people under 25.  We all rely on public services – like health and education – to be there for us when we need them. But too often, they simply don’t work for people living … Read more

Poverty Alliance launch ‘Everyone Aboard’ campaign

Poverty Alliance launch Everyone Aboard campaign Ahead of the Scottish Parliament election, a new campaign has today been launched, calling on Scotland’s political parties to commit to extending free bus travel to everyone receiving Universal Credit (and other low-income benefits) and under 25s.  The Everyone Aboard campaign – coordinated by the Poverty Alliance and supported by a range of children’s charities, anti-poverty groups, trade unions and environmental organisations – is launched at a time of … Read more

Poverty Alliance launch 2021 Holyrood election manifesto

Stemming the rising tide of poverty across Scotland must be the defining issue of the Holyrood election, the Poverty Alliance have said today, with calls for all political parties to commit to a range of ambitious and bold action to boost incomes and reduce costs. The calls were made as the Poverty Alliance launched A … Read more

Everyone Aboard Campaign

  Everyone Aboard: A campaign to extend free bus travel  About the campaign We all want to live in a just and compassionate Scotland. But those whose finances have suffered most during the pandemic – people on low incomes and young people under 25 – risk being left behind.   When you’re living in poverty, unaffordable … Read more

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