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Challenge Poverty Week – Get Inspired Meetings 2023

In these Get Inspired meetings we’ll showcase the different ways your organisation can take part in #ChallengePoverty Week in from 2nd – 8th October 2023. We’ll take you through examples of what other groups have done in previous years, and tell you about all the advice and resources we’ll make available to you, helping make … Read more

Rights in Action Workshop for rural activists – 9 Feb

Click here to register! Calling activists in rural Scotland! We are hosting a Rights in Action online workshop on Thursday 9 February – from 10am to 12.30pm. The workshop will help you learn how we can use Economic, Social and Cultural rights as a tool to combat poverty. Here’s some feedback we received from our … Read more

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Briefing: Childcare in Scotland

Our briefing to MSPs in advance of a Scottish Parliament Members’ Business debate on the future of childcare in Scotland. Download the briefing here or read it in the window below. Poverty-Alliance-briefing-for-the-Future-of-Childcare-Debate-25th-January

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New Challenges: Working towards better experiences of child maintenance

Fiona McHardy Research & Information Manager Click here to read our report! When we think about children and young people’s needs, we often think about parents and caregivers as the central people in their lives. We don’t immediately consider the structures that support them, but these are critical to the success of those parenting and … Read more

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Breaking the barriers to higher education for asylum seekers

As part of our Rights in Action project, we worked with community researchers to explore how they could use their human rights to push for change. In this guest blog, one of the researchers talks about breaking barriers that asylum seekers and refugees face when it comes to getting access to higher education in Scotland. … Read more

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People see cycling as a way to save money during the cost-of-living crisis

Mark McIntyre, Media & Communications Officer, Cycling Scotland Read Cycling Scotland’s full 2022 Cycling Attitudes & Behaviours research In early December, Cycling Scotland released our annual Attitudes and Behaviours Towards Cycling in Scotland Report 2022. Now in its fourth wave, this annual research with more than 1,000 people across Scotland, gives us a regular snapshot … Read more

Poverty Alliance Conference 2023

2024 a year to turn words into deeds

In a New Year message, Poverty Alliance director Peter Kelly said: “People in Scotland believe in justice and compassion. This coming year will be a test of whether our political leaders will turn those values into concrete action. “2023 saw Poverty Alliance members across the country working harder than ever to protect people in their … Read more

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