A Just Capital: Final Report Launch Event

A Just Capital: Final Report Launch Event

On 30 September we hosted an online event to coincide with the publication of our final report, A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh. This was a hugely popular event with over 220 people tuning in from across the country to learn about the Commission’s...
End Poverty Edinburgh – Films

End Poverty Edinburgh – Films

As part of our launch event of our final report, A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh, we spoke to four citizens about their experiences of living in poverty in the city. Thanks to Sarah, Linda, Iscah and Paul for their time, knowledge and input. All...
Poverty is complex… but do the solutions have to be?

Poverty is complex… but do the solutions have to be?

This #ChallengePovertyWeek, we publish a guest blog by Paul McColgan, CEO of Community Renewal Group. Community Renewal has some radical ideas about lifting poor neighbourhoods out of poverty but they are radical in their simplicity. These ideas go against the grain...
What People in Edinburgh Think About Poverty

What People in Edinburgh Think About Poverty

A guest blog by Dr Laura Robertson (Poverty Alliance) and Professor John McKendrick (Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University) introducing two reports published today for the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, which reveal attitudes...
Promoting the Value of Social Housing

Promoting the Value of Social Housing

On Scottish Housing Day (16 September 2020), we take a look at the role of social housing in ending poverty. Over 70 years have passed since the United Nations enshrined housing as a human right in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet, today on...