Find out about upcoming training opportunities and events from The Poverty Alliance and our partners.

Tackling child poverty in the Highlands: challenges and opportunities

Get Heard Scotland seminar

Markinch Community Centre, Inverness
25 June, 10.45am -1pm

This month will see the publication of new Local Child Poverty Action Reports from local authorities and health boards across Scotland; an important moment in the development of Scotland's approach to tackling poverty.

As part of the Get Heard Scotland initiative, this seminar will look at the opportunities and challenges that exist in Highland for addressing child and family poverty. We will hear about the latest plans contained in the Highland Local Child Poverty Action Report, as well as more about the approaches being taken in other parts of Scotland.  The seminar will also consider how organisations across the regions can feed into new approaches to tackling child and family poverty in the future.

For more information and to register please click here.

Talking about poverty to win hearts and minds

Multiple dates TBC
The Poverty Alliance, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH

This session will explore public attitudes towards poverty and share the latest research on how to build support for the solutions to tackle it. It will be full of practical tips you can employ to effectively win hearts and minds. The insights are based on research undertaken by the Frameworks Institute who interviewed 20,000 people across the UK and tested different ways of talking about poverty. The morning will also include an optional 45 minutes of entry level media and social media training at the end.

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Poverty Awareness Training

This half-day course is designed for people who would like to have a better understanding of poverty issues and want to identify ways in which they could engage more effectively with individuals and communities facing poverty and social exclusion.

Poverty Awareness Training is delivered by experienced Poverty Alliance fieldworkers who will draw on their in-depth knowledge and direct experience of working with individuals and groups who are experiencing poverty.

Course Aims:

  • To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the relationship between poverty and inequality and how poverty impacts on individuals lives; with specific reference to stigma and low pay in Scotland.
  • To enable participants to identify ways in which they can provide an effective service to people who experience poverty.

At the end of this half-day course participants will;

  • Have an understanding of the nature, roots and causes of poverty and what poverty means to those experiencing it. Examples will be drawn from our experiences on tackling poverty.
  • Have an understanding of the relationship between inequality and poverty for example how it interacts with protected characteristics.
  • Be aware of ways in which common prejudices and stereotypes can lead to discrimination and the unfair treatment of people experiencing poverty.
  • Have identified changes and improvements which can be made to work practices to improve service delivery.

To commission the training or for more information please contact Robin Tennant, Fieldwork Manager,

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