Finding a Voice, Taking Action: Using Action Learning Sets to Support Change in the Scottish Hospitality Industry

Finding a Voice, Taking Action: Using Action Learning Sets to Support Change in the Scottish Hospitality Industry

This report summarises progress to date and key learning from the first stage of the action learning set (ALS) workstream within the Serving the Future, a three-year action research project working with hospitality employers and workers. The project is seeking to understand, reduce and prevent in-work poverty and identify changes that could be made within … Read more

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Serving the Future: Workers’ Experiences of Low-Paid Work

This briefing highlights findings from the Serving the Future project on hospitality workers’ experiences of low-paid work in Scotland. In interviews with workers over a 12-month period, the research is seeking to understand: ■ The demands and challenges of sustaining employment in the hospitality sector over time; ■ The impacts of working in the hospitality … Read more

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Hospitality in Scotland: Key Issues for the Future of the Sector

The Serving the Future project is funded by The Robertson Trust. It is a partnership between the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures and the Poverty Alliance. The project works with hospitality employers and related public services, as well as with people in the sector, to identify and … Read more

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Research: ‘The life of Glasgow pigeons is more certain’

‘The life of Glasgow pigeons is more certain’ People seeking asylum are known to experience high rates of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. This research highlights experiences of mental health and wellbeing of people who are – or who have – navigated the asylum process in the UK. Using a participatory research approach underpinned … Read more

Asylum seeker rights in action research briefing

‘Education is supposed to be free for all’ – Research briefing

In Scotland, we believe that asylum seekers are currently being denied their right to education. Here we share the experiences of asylum seekers calling for an education system that provides a ladder of hope to build a brighter future. This research was carried out as part of the Rights in Action project being conducted by … Read more

Fife Stigma Toolkit

Fife Stigma Toolkit

This toolkit was developed as an aid to support thinking and challenging stigma at a local level to help improve outcomes for families. It was designed as part of a project by Making it Work for Families (MIWFF). This is a partnership project that brings together staff from Fife Gingerbread, Clued Up, Citizens Advice & … Read more

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“It’s hard work being poor” – Women’s Experiences of the Cost-of-Living Crisis in Scotland

This report by the Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group shares the experiences of women in Scotland on low incomes affected by the cost-of-living crisis. Through interviews and journals, a diverse group of women on low incomes shared deepening experiences of poverty and hardship including hunger and being cold. Alongside this, some women … Read more

How well is Universal Credit supporting people in Glasgow? (Sep 2018 – Sep 2019)

Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Poverty Alliance in collaboration with researchers from the University of Glasgow, conducted research on the roll-out of Universal Credit in Glasgow, exploring the experiences and perspectives of people claiming Universal Credit and the Department for Work and Pensions staff delivering it. The findings and key recommendations from the … Read more

Mental health, welfare conditionality and employment support (May – Oct 2020)

Funded by the Health Foundation, with the University of Glasgow, the Poverty Alliance developed a targeted set of recommendations at the Scottish and wider UK level on reforming welfare conditionality and employment support for people experiencing mental health problems. Read the recommendations.

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