As part of its Get Heard Scotland project, the Poverty Alliance have today published a new briefing (which can be read in full here) covering discussions that took place with third sector organisations across Renfrewshire, on the impact of Covid-19.
Get Heard Scotland in Renfrewshire: Voices from the Third Sector is based on interviews conducted between August – October 2020, covering the impact of the pandemic on people living on low incomes. Issues covered include:
- Organisational responses and impact
- Mental health
- Digital access
- Community support
It forms part of Get Heard Scotland’s work in Renfrewshire this year to ensure that people living on low incomes – and the organisations that work alongside them – are able to influence the policy decisions that most impact them. The briefing is intended to inform both local and national responses to the pandemic and to rising levels of poverty both in Renfrewshire and across Scotland.
Further work is currently being undertaken to engage with people who have experience of living on low income – both in Renfrewshire and in Inverclyde. If you would like to find out more about this work then please contact Beth Cloughton (Community Researcher, Poverty Alliance) at firstname.lastname@example.org