Focus on Change West Dunbartonshire – Learning from the Grassroots

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm

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Dalmuir C.E Centre 

A Community Gathering to focus on how together we can imagine and create positive change in West Dunbartonshire.

Topics will include Heritage, Sustainability and Creativity with catalyst speakers, creative workshops and action planning on each theme.

The event is part of Challenge Poverty Week 2019 and will include the ‘Focus on Change WD’ photography exhibition, lunch and opportunities to meet and mingle.

Pick your topic, Book your place and join us on the day.

Free tickets on Eventbrite, email or call 01389 381110.

School Holiday Hop – a special fare of just 20p for up to three kids travelling with an adult

Date: October 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  9:00 pm

Xplore Dundee

Each school holiday session (excluding Christmas/NY) Xplore Dundee partner with Dundee City Council and Stagecoach to provide the Holiday Hop – a special fare of just 20p for up to three kids travelling with an adult (fare-paying or concessionary). This is a great way for those on lower incomes to travel around the city during holiday times to entertain the family. Here’s a link and a little bit of info from our website about the Holiday Hop:

School may be out – but you don’t have to stay in! There’s plenty to do and see in Dundee, and we’re here to help you do just that. The Holiday Hop is BACK for the October holidays, which means kids can travel for just 20p when accompanied by an adult. We’re delighted to partner with Dundee City Council in this great-value offer to help make it much easier (and cheaper!) to keep the kids entertained in the midterm break.

If you’re looking to fill your days with some family fun, hop on your local bus and discover what’s on your doorstep. Below are five of our favourite attractions in Dundee – but there is such a variety for every taste. So get out there and #EnjoyEveryDay:

RRS Discovery
The original waterfront icon, RRS Discovery is a monument to Dundee’s heritage of exploration. Find out why our city is so fond of penguins and how we left our scientific mark…
Dundee Science Centre
Embark on a journey of discovery at Dundee Science Centre, where learning is fun & interactive. Marvel at the range of exciting exhibitions with enough to do for the whole family…
Museum of Transport
Dundee has a rich heritage of automotive technology – plus vintage buses, trucks and even Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Museum of Transport is the place to go to learn about a city on the move…
The McManus
The McManus is home to a treasure-trove of historic, artistic and creative delights for all to enjoy. This jewel of a building has freely welcomed curious Dundonians for over 150 years…
V&A Dundee
Step into the wonderful world of design at V&A Dundee, a spectacular space for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss the breathtaking series of shows, exhibitions and free displays…

– Children (5-15) must be accompanied by an adult; up to three children per adult (19+)
– Adults must either: buy/present a valid ticket or present a concession card
– Holiday Hop ticket valid for one journey one-way
– Available from first bus on Friday 4 October until last bus on Sunday 20 October 2019

Community sports day

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  3:00 pm

Glenboig Primary School

Glenboig Primary School are hosting a Community sports day. There will be lots of activities for children and grown ups to try along with some health and well-being fun workshops – all at no cost. Sports on offer are football, athletics, basketball, kan jam, bootcamp, dance, boccia and cycling (we provide the bikes). Dress for the weather as some events are outdoors.
The event is free to anyone, of any age, wishing to come and we hope to have lots of people from our community come and try different sports.
Hot food, snacks and home baking will be on sale. The event is drop in.


Good Money Week Event

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm

Church of Scotland

This year the Church of Scotland and partners are holding a Good Money Week Fair to help you connect your faith and values to your finances, so your money can help ensure a more just and sustainable world.

What’s on offer?

  • A Marketplace with stalls form a wide range of different organisations including Charities, Credit Unions, Ethical Financial Service Providers, Community Projects, other Churches and more…
  • Optional Interactive workshops
  • Great networking and learning opportunities for you, your church and your community

Find out more here:

Anti-poverty practice guide for social work

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

British Association of Social Workers

The British Association of Social Workers is the largest professional association of registered social workers and qualified care managers in the United Kingdom. They have recently launched an  Anti-Poverty Practice Guide for Social Work. In this Guide, BASW as the professional body for social work, aims to support the practice of social workers when working with people living in poverty.

Poverty is an everyday reality for those needing and using social work services, and yet models and debates about anti-poverty social work practice and policies are underdeveloped. Thus, the Guide provide knowledge acquired from researchers, professionals, and families and communities to social workers to inform strategic policies and guide practice.

The work to develop the Anti-Poverty Practice Guide for Social Work started because of BASW members’ concerns about the increasing amount of poverty levels they were seeing and expanding inequality between different social groups.

BASW will be promoting this guide and highlighting some of its content as part of Challenge Poverty Week. To find more information and access the guide, please follow this link.

‘Get Heard’ local engagement sessions: North Ayrshire

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council are going to hold 5 separate GET HEARD local engagement sessions during Challenge Poverty Week, following on from the Get Heard program launch in North Ayrshire on 23 July. These community discussions will be targeted at North Ayrshire residents and community organisations working with people on low incomes in the area. They will focus on what interventions are working in terms of addressing poverty, personal experiences and what needs to change in the area to solve poverty.

To learn more and sign up, please email Maria Shields

Domestic abuse and poverty: blog and social media campaign

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Scottish Women’s Aid

Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role coordinating, influencing and campaigning for effective responses to domestic abuse.

Scottish Women’s Aid are writing a blog post for Challenge Poverty Week about domestic abuse and poverty. They will also run a social media campaign across the whole week on domestic abuse and poverty, and their work on this. To find out more and see this content, check their website here, and follow them on social media: 

Twitter: @scotwomensaid


Or email them at

East Dunbartonshire HSCP: information stalls and social media campaign

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

East Dunbartonshire HSCP

East Dunbartonshire HSCP  will be sending out material to all their partners with information about the intersection between poverty and health and social care in Scotland, and posting on social media about it.  They will also have information stalls in their two health centres in 10 Saramago St, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. East Dunbartonshire HSCP will also be encouraging their partners to put out information.

To follow their social media campaign, check their twitter:

Twitter: @EastDunHSCP

To learn more, please email Jennifer Burns at


CERIC: Blog about Living Hours and the real Living Wage

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

The Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change

The Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Changefrom the University of Leeds will be writing a blog highlighting employment policies around the Living Hours campaign and the real Living Wage accreditation, with a focus on its impact in Scotland.  It will present case studies from specific employers, and highlight their role in tackling insecure work and in-work poverty.

To learn more, email researcher Calum Carson at Calum Carson , or check this article about the Living Hours Campaign 

National Communications Plan for Child Poverty: NHS Health Scotland

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

NHS Health Scotland

In collaboration with key partners, NHS Health Scotland is in the process of developing a National Communications Plan for Child Poverty. In the first instance this plan focuses on communications with strategic decision makers, operational workforce and staff across the NHS workforce. The single plan aims to help provide clarity on the causes and consequences of child poverty, and help NHS Boards to augment national activity with consistent messages. It is anticipated that the plan will be available to NHS Strategic Communications Leads and Child Poverty Leads in advance of Challenge Poverty Week 2019, and will be formally launched as a CPW activity.