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Guest blog: Cash-first but not ‘cash-only’ when tackling poverty

Graeme Robbie,Senior Development Manager,CFINE Community Food Initiatives North East Clilck here to support find more about Cfine’s work! The reality of deep, pernicious, and increasing poverty in a seemingly rich country like ours is a damning indictment of the socio-economic age we live in. For those of us who try to draw attention to the … Read more

Citizens Advice Scotland Stressed About Debt campaign

Guest blog: The link between mental health and personal debt

Sarah-Jayne Dunn,Policy Manager for the Financial Health Team,Citizens Advice Scotland. Clilck here for more information about the Stressed About Debt campaign! The Citizens Advice network across Scotland has launched our latest campaign.  Stressed About Debt? aims to encourage people who are worried and anxious about their bills to seek advice. Over the last few years the … Read more

MSPs supporting Challenge Poverty Week 2023

Blog: Challenge Poverty Week 2023 was bigger than ever

Alyson Laird, Campaigns Officer, The Poverty Alliance Clilck here to join our Campaigns Mailing List 2023 marked the tenth year of Challenge Poverty Week – our time to come together to call for a just and equal Scotland. There was a flurry of activity over the course of the week and organisations who may have … Read more

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Guest blog: Homing in on renters in later life

Louise Brady, Scotland Policy and Public Affairs Officer,Independent Age Clilck here to read the Homing In report! It’s often, wrongly, assumed that older people don’t face any of the same issues younger generations do when it comes to housing; and instead that all older people own mortgage free homes, immune from the problems seen in … Read more

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Blog: The Minimum Income Guarantee Seminars

Ruth Boyle, Policy and Campaigns Manager, The Poverty Alliance Book your MIG seminar place here! We built our social security system so that everyone — especially those who most need it — can have stability and freedom to build a better future for themselves and their households. But over the last few decades, governments have … Read more

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Blog: Social security changes could help free people to prosper

David Eyre, Communications Officer, The Poverty Alliance Clilck here to see our consultation response We built our social security system so that everyone — especially those who most need it — can have stability and freedom to prosper and thrive in an uncertain world.  But for too long, successive governments have weakened our social security … Read more

Health inequalities session

Guest blog: Improving health – can radical income policies make an impact?

Olivia HamiltonMRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences UnitSchool of Health & Wellbeing University of Glasgow In collaboration with the Poverty Alliance, our team at the University of Glasgow have been running a project to explore ways in which income related policies might be able to reduce health inequalities. This is particularly important given the current … Read more

Make Human Rights Justice a Reality

Food on the table, a fair wage at work, a roof over your head, access to high quality, healthcare: these are all human rights, but not all of them are currently enforceable in courts in Scotland. All our human rights are protected in law at the international level, but it can be hard for us … Read more

The Poverty Alliance Taking Action on Rural Poverty Team

Making connections for good at the Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament – Part 2

Taking Action on Rural Poverty Team, The Poverty Alliance Clilck here to read Part 1 The Poverty Alliance’s new Taking Action on Rural Poverty team reflects on learning from the Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament (SRIP) and how it will feed into their project… A 2023 report by Changeworks described how multiple factors combine in … Read more

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