Poverty Alliance

Langstane Housing Association becomes accredited Living Wage employer

Langstane Housing Association has become an accredited Living Wage employer.

Published 13 November 2020

Campaigners call for emergency cash boost to prevent child poverty crisis

More than 100 charities, faith groups, academics, think tanks, poverty campaigners and trade unions have today written an open letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon which calls for a direct financial boost for all families living on low incomes to support them through the coronavirus crisis.

Published 13 May 2020

Charities call for emergency increase in child benefit

More than 40 of Scotland’s leading children's charities, faith groups, trade unions, community groups and anti-poverty organisations have joined civic organisations from across the UK to call on the Chancellor to increase child benefit by £10 a week per child to help families through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Published 8 April 2020

Coronavirus delays roll-out of devolved benefits

Devolved benefits due to be rolled-out later this year have been delayed due to the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s social security services.

Published 2 April 2020

More than a million Scots struggling with poverty before coronavirus outbreak

New poverty statistics have revealed that around one in five Scots were living in poverty before the COVID-19 outbreak hit.

Published 27 March 2020

‘Immediate and substantial increase’ required to Scottish Welfare Fund

A coalition of anti-poverty charities is today calling for a significant boost to the Scottish Welfare Fund to protect people in poverty.

Published 18 March 2020

Kingdom Group embraces new Real Living Wage rate

Accredited Living Wage employer the Kingdom Group has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the Living Wage campaign by taking the decision to implement the latest Real Living Wage.

Published 21 February 2020

New report highlights ‘shame’ of soaring food bank use in Scotland

More than 1,000 emergency food parcels were handed out on average every day in Scotland over an 18 month period, new figures have shown.

Published 9 January 2020

Living Wage accreditation for Highland Council

The Highland Council, the largest employer in the Highlands, has achieved Living Wage accreditation.

Published 19 December 2019

Tackling poverty ‘a key priority’ for Ardenglen

Staff and board members at Ardenglen Housing Association learned first hand the scale of the challenge to tackle poverty this week at a special summit focusing on poverty and regeneration.

Published 29 November 2019

Number of Scots forced to apply for crisis grants continues to rise

Campaigners are calling for an increase to the Scottish Welfare Fund budget after new statistics released show a rising number of Scots are accessing emergency cash to help pay for food or heating.

Published 30 October 2019

Highland Council supports Challenge Poverty Week

Highland Council is supporting this year's Challenge Poverty Week which runs from 7-13 October.

Published 8 October 2019

SFHA, Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland host film screening during Challenge Poverty Week

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland are hosting a screening of the film, Push, to mark this year’s Challenge Poverty Week.

Published 7 October 2019

More Scots are worried about running out of food

New figures released by the Scottish Government's annual Health Survey have indicated that more people living in Scotland have been worried about running out of food in the past year.

Published 2 October 2019

Glenrothes plans to become UK's first 'Living Wage Town'

Glenrothes is the first town in the UK to be awarded recognition for a plan to become a Living Wage Town.

Published 28 August 2019