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: Child poverty and the impact of imprisonment

Families Outside Reflecting on Challenge Poverty Week from Families Outside’s perspective, the message is clear: for many families in Scotland, poverty can be all-encompassing… and this can have a massive effect on children. When the current Scottish First Minister took office, ending child poverty was noted as high priority. However, in much of the legislation … Read more

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Guest blog: Exploring brave reflective spaces within the workplace

Circle Scotland To #KeepThePromise and challenge poverty we must reflect on our own professional practice. It requires us to explore the paradigm of family support through a lens of kindness, compassion, and curiosity. It requires us to develop and sustain brave spaces to explore and reflect on current ways of doing and seeing, to truly … Read more

MSPs supporting Challenge Poverty Week 2023

Blog: pride in pushing to turn compassion and justice into concrete action

Ruth Boyle,Policy & Campaigns Manager,The Poverty Alliance As Challenge Poverty Week comes to an end, with a weekend of rest and reflection, I think the anti-poverty movement can take pride in shining a light on the injustice of poverty in wealthy Scotland. We know in the current climate, our members often feel like they are … Read more

Guest blog: Supporting Scottish consumers in the communications and energy sectors

The Trust Alliance At Trust Alliance Group, formerly Ombudsman Services, we’re here to build and maintain trust between consumers and suppliers in the Energy and Communications sectors. Our services are available across the UK, but we’ve found that Scottish consumers  aren’t as familiar with what we can offer. As part of Challenge Poverty Week, we’re … Read more

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Guest blog: shedding light on the impact of poverty on older Scots

Age Scotland Challenge Poverty Week, running this year from 2nd to 8th October, sees organisations and groups from across Scotland come together to highlight that poverty is a problem we can solve, and to showcase solutions we can all get behind. This year, Age Scotland was pleased to be involved in the short life working … Read more


Guest blog: A Scotland where no-one goes hungry

Cara Hillton, Senior Policy & Public Affairs Manager, The Trussell Trust I love food and spend a lot of time planning out meals, trying out new recipes, watching cookery programmes and generally thinking about what I’ll be eating next! On my holidays, one of the highlights is visiting local supermarkets and cooking local produce. I … Read more

The Larder, West Lothian

Guest Blog: Stories that should not be happening in 21st century Scotland

Angela Moohan, Chief Executive, The Larder After shouting and screaming at the reception staff the young man walked outside and started banging his head off a wall, he was frantic, screaming loudly and crying.   Many people looked on, made their judgements and walked away in disgust. Not our Bonnie! She approached the man, by showing … Read more

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