Joseph Rowntree Foundation and IPPR ScotlandJRF welcomes the Scottish Child Payment as a golden opportunity to turn the tide of child poverty. Together with IPPR Scotland, they have been building the case for what was originally called the Income Supplement and looking at how to design it in a way to maximise the positive effects for families in and on the margins of poverty.
To mark the start of Challenge Poverty Week, they will host an event in Glasgow on the morning of Monday 7 October to share their conclusions and recommendations. These have been developed with various groups of parents in Scotland with direct experience of life on a low income – including Caroline Kennedy who has recently blogged on the Scottish Child Payment. The event will provide an opportunity to hear from JRF and IPPR Scotland and some of the parents who have taken part in our work, and to engage with policy-makers and key stakeholders committed to making this policy succeed.
The event will take place from 10:00 – 12:00 at Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow with refreshments from 9:30.
For more information, please check JRF’s website.