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The Poverty and Inequality Commission strategic priorities

Written by Bill Scott, Chair Today we are publishing our Strategic Plan, which sets out the vision and priorities that will guide the Commission’s work. When we came together as a Commission for the first time in 2019 none of us imagined the difficult times that Scotland was going…

Involving experts by experience in our work

When we first met as a Commission, we were clear we wanted to place lived experience at the heart of what we do. We all believed that incorporating the unique perspective from people living with poverty would make our work more informed, credible and influential. However, we also discussed how…

International Women’s Day

Written by Katie Schmuecker This International Women’s Day there are women in Scotland who are caught in a rising tide of poverty, with their incomes restricted by patterns of work and the division of caring responsibilities – whether that’s for children, disabled or older people. This simply isn’t right in…

Hearing from people with lived experience of poverty

We have commissioned Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit (SPIRU) to develop guidance for us on how we can involve people with direct lived experience of poverty in our work.…

Dignity and respect in public services

Here we report on work the previous Commission completed on what people with direct lived experience of poverty had to say about public services and being treated with dignity and respect.…

Child Rights and Child Poverty

Written by Professor Morag Treanor with input from Juliet Harris of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) Today is Universal Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC is a charter comprising 42 articles that…

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