Get Heard Scotland

Do you want to influence the decisions that affect poverty? Then join us and Get Heard

Get Heard Scotland (GHS) helps people affected by poverty get their voices heard on the policies and decisions that most impact their lives. The programme is coordinated by the Poverty Alliance and funded by the Scottish Government as part of its Child Poverty Delivery Plan.

Put simply, it aims to find out what is working, what is not and what people would like to see changed to help reduce poverty. Most importantly, GHS should have a real impact on policy, and on the lives of people living in communities affected by poverty across Scotland.

Who should get involved?

We want to hear as wide a range of voices and experiences of poverty as possible to ensure that local and national responses to poverty reflect the reality on the ground. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience of poverty, national organisations and community-based organisations.

We want to hear from you!

Get Heard is all about you organising discussions about what needs to change in your community to help address poverty in Scotland.

Become a partner

We are always looking for more national and regional partners to come onboard and ensure that we have a truly Scotland-wide reach. To discuss becoming a GHS partner email David Reilly, Communities and Networks Manager, at

Latest publications from Get Heard


March 2022: Full report - Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26: Voices from our communities

March 2022: Briefing - Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26: Voices from our communities


August 2021: Weathering the Storm: Get Heard Scotland 2020/21 summary report

February 2021: Briefing: Get Heard Scotland in Inverclyde: An overview of initial discussions

February 2021: Briefing: Get Heard Scotland in Renfrewshire: Voices from the third sector


May 2020: Our Lives, Our Solutions: The annual report of the Get Heard Scotland project 2019/2020

May 2020: North Ayrshire Summary Report 2019/20

May 2020: Highland Summary Report 2019/20

May 2020: Midlothian Summary Report 2019/20

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