Challenging Poverty: The Big Ideas

Date: October 13, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm  to  6:30 pm

The Poverty Alliance, CPAG in Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland

Event Complex in Aberdeen. An SNP conference fringe event featuring Aileen Campbell MSP, John Dickie (CPAG in Scotland), Satwat Rehman (One Parent Families Scotland), Peter Kelly (Poverty Alliance), Prof. John McKendrick (Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit). The event will reflect on the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, and look ahead to the next ‘big ideas’ for tackling poverty in Scotland, focusing on social security, childcare and transport. Organised by Poverty Alliance, CPAG in Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland.

Challenge Poverty Maryhill and Springburn

Date: October 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Labour

Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn CLP are proud to be hosting a discussion event in Springburn Parish Church to round off Challenge Poverty Week. They will have speakers from Trade Unions, Faith Groups, Community Activists and Anti-Poverty Campaigners all sharing their ideas about how together we can challenge and eradicate poverty.

Sunday 13 October, 7pm – 9pm, Springburn Parish Church

For more information, please check their facebook event:

Unveiling of Human Rights Declaration Commemorative Stone

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm  to  12:00 am

All Together in Dignity (ATD) Fourth World, Bridging the Gap and Poverty Truth Community

ATD (All Together in Dignity) Fourth World is a movement of solidarity among and in collaboration with the most excluded families around the world.  Founded in 1957 by Joseph Wresinski, ATD Fourth World brings together women and men from all cultures and social classes and is active in 34 countries. Bridging the Gap is a charity working with  people with diverse backgrounds, tackling sectarianism and building community. Finally, The Poverty Truth Community brings together some of Scotland’s key decision makers with those living at the sharp end of poverty.

ATD, Bridging the Gap and The Poverty Truth Community will be organising a lunch-time event to mark the United Nations International day for the Eradication of Poverty, an annual gathering where we share, gather, celebrate the struggles and courage of people in Glasgow and around the world living with poverty and to stand together to make it clear that poverty can be overcome. The gathering will take place around a new commemorative stone in George Square which will be unveiled marking 20 years of such a replica being in Glasgow of the original in Paris where the declaration of Human Rights was signed with the words engraved:

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.” Joseph Wresinski (1917-1988), Founder of ATD Fourth World. 

The event will follow up at City Chambers. To find out more, plese email Corrinna Bain

Help Us To Help You Child Poverty Week in West Dunbartonshire

Date: October 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Dunbartonshire Council is delivering a Child Poverty Week of events w/c 21st October 2019. The project aims to offer support to those tenants/clients who meet the Child Poverty target client groups ie Young Parent under 25; households with a baby under 1 year; minority ethnic families; households affected by disability; Lone Parents; Large Families (3+ children); expectant mothers in the Central Radnor Park area of West Dunbartonshire.

The project will offer support directly related to rent arrears and other factors that may contribute to rent arrears such as fuel poverty; income maximisation; money advice; access to community learning and literacies; and support to move closer to the labour market, into employment, or improved labour market situation.

For more information and to get involved, please email

MSP Derek Mackay visits Renfrew High School

Date: November 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Flexible Learning Renfrew

Derek MacKay , MSP for the school area in Renfrew, will visit Renfrew High School’s provision on Monday 7th October. He will meet young people and their parents and carers and answer questions they have about poverty and what is being done to challenge it.

For more information, please email Kerry O’Neill at