Guest blog: Human rights put power into the hands of those who miss out

Mhairi Snowden,Director,Human Rights Consortium Scotland Register to find out how to raise your voice for #AllOurRights It’s all about power. Really, when you boil human rights down to its nuts and bolts, it is about power. It is about making sure that Government cannot just do what it likes, to whoever it likes. It cannot … Read more

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Guest Blog: Childcare is key to freeing women from poverty and inequality

Iona Brown, Policy and Parliamentary Manager, Close the Gap Read ‘A Childcare System for All’ here! Women are more likely to live in poverty, more likely to experience deeper poverty, and find it harder to escape poverty. Because women continue to do the bulk of unpaid childcare in Scotland, women’s poverty is inextricably linked to … Read more

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Guest blog: Counting the cost: debt, destitution and doing it differently

Emma Jackson,Scotland Director,Christians Against Poverty At the start of this month, I marked five years leading the work of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Scotland. A lot has changed in that time – not least my kids’ accents as we moved from East Belfast to the rural Borders to take on this role! Our team has … Read more

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Guest Blog: Me and the First Minister

Linda Craik, End Poverty Edinburgh Read Linda’s speech here and listen to EPE’s Heather on BBC Radio Scotland Me? Linda? Speak in front of the First Minister and 100 other strangers? Never in a million years…  And yet, in May 2023 at First Minister Humza Yousaf’s Anti-Poverty Summit, that is exactly what happened. As a … Read more

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Blog: Climate is a poverty issue

David EyreCommunications Officer, Poverty Alliance The Climate Fringe is an important moment for us to think about how Scotland can play our part in the movement to protect us from climate chaos. We believe that tackling poverty and reaching our net zero ambitions should be shared and interlinked priorities. However, we are concerned that the … Read more

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Blog: Our national priorities have to include housing and carers’ needs

David Eyre,Communications Officer, Poverty Alliance Read our full consultation response here! A just and compassionate Scotland is one that recognises the wellbeing of all its citizens as central to a successful nation. We’ve made progress in bringing that message into Government in recent years – and we now have a Cabinet Minister for a Wellbeing … Read more

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Guest blog: Diabetes tech can’t wait

Angela Mitchell,National Director, Diabetes Scotland Join the ‘Tech Can’t Wait’ campaign! People living in poverty face a potential triple burden from diabetes. Firstly, they are more likely to develop type 2 and gestational diabetes than those on higher incomes. Secondly, if they do have diabetes, they are more likely to experience difficulties accessing healthcare services. … Read more

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Guest blog: Reducing anxiety has to mean reducing poverty

Shari McDaid,Head of Policy & Public Affairs (Scotland),Mental Health Foundation Click here for more information about anxiety and how to get support How could tackling the injustice of poverty help reduce levels of anxiety in Scotland? It’s a good time to ask, because ‘anxiety’ is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week taking … Read more

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