Where's the credit?

Where’s the Credit?: Single Parents, Universal Credit and Mental Health

Universal Credit (UC) is harmful to the mental health of claimants and has a particularly detrimental impact on the mental health of lone parents, creating stress, anxiety and financial hardship. This rapid response briefing shares findings from the Changing Realities research programme, which works in partnership with over 100 parents and carers living on a … Read more

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Campaigners unite to ask FM for action on poverty

https://www.povertyalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Untitled-design.mp4 Listen to our interim director David Reilly on BBC Good Morning Scotland. https://www.povertyalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/david_reilly_gms_230823.mp3 You can help! Please show your support on social media. Click here for resources to help you. Humza Yousaf has been told that people struggling on low incomes in Scotland can no longer to wait for bold action to challenge the … Read more

Challenge Poverty Week 2023 – Introducing our key policy asks

It is completely unjust that people are experiencing poverty in a wealthy country like Scotland. Too many people, including 250,000 children, are having their life chances restricted by the injustice of preventable poverty. Covid-19 and the ongoing cost of living crisis have contributed to a rising tide of poverty as people struggle to access adequate … Read more

Policy Briefing 5: A Scotland where no one goes hungry

We can build a Scotland where no one goes hungry, where everyone has dignified access to good quality, affordable, healthy and sustainable food. Ahead of Challenge Poverty Week, read our briefing below or download it here.

Policy Briefing 1: A Scotland where we value our communities

We can build a Scotland where we value our communities and volunteers by making sure our community and voluntary organisations get fair and sustainable funding. Ahead of Challenge Poverty Week 2023 – read more about our asks in the briefing below or download it here.    

Challenge Poverty Week 2023: An overview of our key policy asks

Challenge Poverty Week was launched by the Poverty Alliance in 2013. We wanted to highlight the injustice of poverty in Scotland, and to show that collective action based on justice and compassion can create solutions. The week is an opportunity to raise your voice against poverty and unite with others in calling for a just … Read more

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