PhD opportunity to explore poverty and mental health

The Poverty Alliance is delighted to be collaborating with Strathclyde Centre for Health Policy, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, The UK Mental Health Foundation and New York University Silver School of Social Work on this PhD opportunity. Poverty and Mental Health The PhD at Strathclyde will examine the role that community based organisations can … Read more

New councillors can help end poverty – local election manifesto

Candidates in May’s local elections are being urged to take a pledge to tackle poverty in their communities. The pledge shows that candidates support the measures in a new manifesto, launched today (Thu 21) by the Poverty Alliance, including prioritising poverty as an issue, boosting incomes, improving local services, and strengthening communities. Poverty Alliance director … Read more

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Scottish Child Payment Information Campaign

We’re launching a campaign to help people apply for the Scottish Child Payment, and we’d like your help We’ve created an information leaflet, that is being distributed to members. You can read it and download it from here, and order copies for distribution through your own organisation: We’ve also created a series of social … Read more

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Apply now for the Scottish Child Payment!

The Poverty Alliance has launched a new information leaflet, to help parents and carers apply for the Scottish Child Payment. The Scottish Child Payment from Social Security Scotland is worth £80 every four weeks for each eligible child aged under 6. For children aged between 6 and 16, you may be eligible for a bridging … Read more

Cross-Parliament Webinar: A Look at the Cost of Living Crisis

We’re hosting a joint session with the Cross-Party Group on Poverty in the Scottish Parliament, the Cross-Party Group on Poverty in the Welsh Senedd, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty in the UK Parliament. It’s called: A Cross Nation Look at the Cost of Living Crisis.  The session is taking place on Tuesday the … Read more

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RiA Events

Rights in Action events will be coming here soon.

How well is Universal Credit supporting people in Glasgow? (Sep 2018 – Sep 2019)

Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Poverty Alliance in collaboration with researchers from the University of Glasgow, conducted research on the roll-out of Universal Credit in Glasgow, exploring the experiences and perspectives of people claiming Universal Credit and the Department for Work and Pensions staff delivering it. The findings and key recommendations from the … Read more

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