Poverty Alliance

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

Kingdom Group celebrates commitment to real Living Wage

Celebrations continue at Kingdom Housing Association during its 40th Anniversary year with news that the Kingdom Group has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Published 21 August 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

Existing Homes Alliance leads 50 organisations in call for real Warm Homes Bill

The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.

Published 29 May 2018

Hillcrest Group celebrates living wage commitment

Hillcrest Housing Association and Hillcrest Maintenance Services have been accredited as Living Wage employers by Living Wage Scotland.

Published 24 May 2018

Osprey secures Living Wage accreditation

Osprey Housing Group has been accredited as a Living Wage employer after successfully negotiating with its affected suppliers to match the minimum hourly rates required.

Published 22 March 2018

Queens Cross launches new £10,000 Community Chest to help fight poverty

A new £10,000 fund has been set up to help lift young people in north west Glasgow out of poverty.

Published 24 January 2018

Scottish charities call for halt to roll-out of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland.

Published 31 August 2017

Hebridean Housing Partnership celebrates Living Wage commitment

The Poverty Alliance, which delivers the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, has welcomed the news that Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) is now an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Published 5 May 2017

Homelessness efforts hampered by ‘lack of political leadership and urgency’, say charities

Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland

Published 4 April 2017