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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Highland Council, the largest employer in the Highlands, has achieved Living Wage accreditation.
Published 19 December 2019
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
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 is supporting this year's Challenge Poverty Week which runs from 7-13 October.
Published 8 October 2019
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
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 is the first town in the UK to be awarded recognition for a plan to become a Living Wage Town.
Published 28 August 2019
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