Oxfam Scotland



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

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

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

New report calls for Scottish Welfare Fund safety net to be strengthened

The system for administering emergency payments used by people who have run out of money for food and other essentials could be improved but needs more cash, according to a new report.

Published 20 June 2019

Scotland’s inequality gap widening

The richest 1% of Scots holds more wealth than the bottom 50% combined, a new report from Oxfam has revealed.

Published 22 January 2018

Benefit sanctions blamed for increased use of food banks

Gaps in the social security safety net are the key reason why people in Scotland are turning to food banks, according to a new report.

Published 22 September 2015