Campaigning Day – a fair deal for hospitality workers

Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 3:45 pm  to  5:00 pm

Pam Duncan-Glancy, Unite Hospitality, the Scottish Living Wage Campaign, Scottish Labour

Low pay and insecure work threaten our communities and can put people into poverty. That’s why this Challenge Poverty Week, we’ll be asking pubs and restaurants to sign up to the Unite Hospitality Charter as part of a campaigning day.

Address: Meeting on the corner of Byres Road and University Avenue

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/916025091926328/?active_tab=about

Catholic Mission and Solidarity on the Margins

Date: September 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

Conforti Institute

A day for discernment, reflection and planning for action on issues of poverty across Scotland.

Including sessions on ‘Contextual Bible Study – Exploring Poverty in Scotland through God’s Word’ and ‘Poverty in Catholic Social Teaching and the Vision of Pope Francis’, along with time for prayer and networking.

Tea and coffee will be served from 11:30am.

Address: Xaverian Missionaries—Conforti, Coatbridge, ML5 4JS

Contact : anna@confortiinstitute.org

Staff Global Emails

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

South Lanarkshire Council

Focusing on a different topic about poverty every day, South Lanarkshire Council’s multi agency Poverty Awareness and Challenging Stigma Group will be sending out a series of Global Emails to all of their staff (along with the staff of local public bodies and community and voluntary sector organisations) about the reality of poverty in Scotland and how we all have a role to play in solving it.

Address: Online

Contact: anne.hopkins-simpson@southlanarkshire.gcsx.gov.uk

Website: https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/

NHS Health Scotland

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

NHS Health Scotland

As a public health agency, NHS Health Scotland work with and through all sectors, to understand and mitigate the negative health consequences of inequalities by sharing information on their determinants and evidence of what works to reduce them.

Poverty is one of the main causes of poor health and one of the primary causes of health inequalities. It’s unfairly damaging the health of our children living under its grip.

They will publish a new child poverty briefing series sharing the best available public health intelligence on the scale, causes and impact of child poverty in Scotland. These will be followed with case studies of local practice to address child poverty and an outcomes focused planning tool to support local partnerships. These are intended for use by Local Authorities, regional NHS Boards and other Community Planning Partners to support the development of joint local child poverty action plans.

This forms part of a programme of support, delivered in collaboration with national partners, including Improvement Service and Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit (SPIRU) that will develop further in the coming months.

Their new briefing series will be launched on their refreshed child poverty webpages (free and open access).

Address: Online

Contact: ashleigh.jenkins3@nhs.net

Website: TBC

Challenge Poverty in Priority Areas Video: Employment

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

The Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland’s priority areas team has produced Challenge Poverty Week videos highlighting church projects which tackle the Scottish Government’s seven main indicators of deprivation.  These videos will be posted online during Challenge Poverty Week for sharing across social media channels.

The video created for the Monday of Challenge Poverty Week will focus on employment and the work of Cranhill Development Trust.

Address: Online

Contact: irene.mackinnon@scpo.scot

Website: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcE1-KuB42WKuqpKn4aLqYuaMS0b_77wJ

Social Media Campaign

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley Labour Party 

Throughout the week, Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley Labour Party will be carrying out a myth busting social media campaign all week on their Facebook and Twitter page.

Address: Online on Facebook and @ccdvlabour on Twitter

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ccdvlabour/

Contact: carolmochanCCDV@outlook.com

Challenge Poverty Week Pledges

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Renfrewshire Council employees will be joining people across Scotland sharing their challenge to poverty on social media.

Employees at Renfrewshire House will take snaps of themselves with a challenge poverty pledge card and post it to their own social media profiles.

Young people attending Street Stuff’s Morse Code and Saturday clubs will also take their own pledge snaps.

We’ll create a round-up of the best ones and post on the Council’s Facebook page and Twitter account.

Address: Across Renfrewshire

Website: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/8065/How-you-can-challenge-poverty-in-Renfrewshire?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_content=Challenge+Poverty+Week

Good Food Campaign – Poverty

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Citizens Advice Scotland

During Challenge Poverty Week, Citizen Advice Scotland’s  #FoodOnTheTable campaign will be focusing on how poverty affects our access to food through their social media channels.

Address: Online, or visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau, a large number of bureau are taking part across Scotland

Contact: Emily.Liddle@cas.org.uk

Website: https://www.cas.org.uk/campaigns/food-table-campaign

Podcast

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Fermentations Podcast

As part of Challenge Poverty Week, Fermentations Podcast will be hosting a podcast that looks at the relationship between food insecurity, poverty and gender.  Created between Berlin and Glasgow, the concept is formed by Amanda Stanley, producer of The Mogwai Podcast and On The Engender podcasts, and Kate Bailey, a food consultant, chef and writer.

The Challenge Poverty Week themed podcast will include input from Mary Anne McLeod, she leads the policy, research & advocacy work of A Menu for Change project. Her role involves the collection & analysis of data on food insecurity & food bank use in Scotland to inform policy & practice change.

Address: Online

Contact: hello@fermentationspodcast.com

Website: https://www.fermentationspodcast.com/

Challenge Poverty Week Donation Drive

Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

The STAR Project

A 2017 study by children’s charity, Plan International UK, estimated that one in ten girls (aged 14-21) has been unable to afford sanitary products and a further one in seven has had to borrow tampons or sanitary towels because they couldn’t afford to buy their own. For the past year, STAR Project has been tackling #PeriodPoverty by making sanitary products freely available in their toilets which is vital in reducing any stigma attached #NoNeedToAsk. But during Challenge Poverty Week they will be increasing their requests for donations of sanitary products, so their volunteers can distribute the donations to members of the Paisley and Glenburn community in a public awareness campaign called #LadyBusinessBuddyBags

Address: 12-14 Wallace St, Paisley PA3 2BU

Contact: heather@star-project.org.uk

Website: http://www.star-project.org.uk/