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Guest Blog: Carers Week 2024 put carers on the map – but now what?

Becky Duff, Director for Scotland,Carers Trust, Read about the Carers Trust three key demands of the next UK Government Like the team here at Carers Trust, you may have spent 10th-17th June celebrating Carers Week. This annual awareness campaign aims to amplify the visibility and voice of carers and their experiences. Up and down the … Read more

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News: Scrap benefit caps to boost compassion in social security

Campaigners say the next Westminster Government can return compassion to the social security system by scrapping ‘inhuman’ benefit limits that push people into debt and destitution. The Poverty Alliance election manifesto is calling for an end to the controversial two-child limit and benefit cap, saying that they are causing lasting harm to households who need … Read more

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Briefing: Scottish Government Debate on Investing in Public Services

In our wealthy nation, it is unjust that so many people do not have adequate incomes for a dignified life, with 21% of people in Scotland live in poverty Poverty causes severe harm to people’s daily lives, damaging their health and employment prospects, risking financial and personal wellbeing, and infringing basic rights to things like … Read more

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Briefing: Child poverty debate in the Scottish Parliament – 10 June 2024

One in four children in Scotland live in poverty. In a country as wealthy as Scotland, this is simply not acceptable. The Poverty and Inequality Commission’s latest scrutiny report on progress of the Child Poverty Delivery Plan makes clear that child poverty levels have stayed broadly the same as they were five years previously, when … Read more

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News: Campaigners warn this could be the most unequal election in 60 years Peter Kelly is interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland about the #VoteYourValues campaign – 11 June 2024 Poverty Alliance members coming together to support the #VoteYourValues campaign Anti-poverty campaigners are launching a new voter registration campaign, warning that this election could see the biggest-ever gap in voter turnout based on wealth. The Poverty Alliance – … Read more

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Briefing: Ministerial statement on the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan

One in four children in Scotland live with the injustice of poverty in wealthy Scotland. This is simply not acceptable. Last year, the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s scrutiny report concluded that – without urgent and concentrated action – the Scottish Government will miss its 2030 child poverty targets. In the 12 months following the publication … Read more

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