Holiday Hunger – Discover!

In the first of a new blog series highlighting positive work to address the Commission’s actions, Brenda Black of Edinburgh Community Food looks at an aspect of food insecurity. For four years, Edinburgh Community Food (ECF) has partnered with City of Edinburgh...
Council Budget focuses on poverty

Council Budget focuses on poverty

Overview On 18 February 2021, Elected Members of the City of Edinburgh Council approved, at their Annual Budget, that over £1 billion be spent in the Budget in the next year to deliver services across communities in Edinburgh. This is the first Budget published since...
A Just Capital: Charting a Course to Fair Work in Edinburgh

A Just Capital: Charting a Course to Fair Work in Edinburgh

This blog was originally produced for the Fair Work Convention by Dr Jim McCormick, reflecting on his time chairing the Edinburgh Poverty Commission and how the city can promote the principles of fair work. It was published on 22 March 2021. A year on from the first...
Can Edinburgh build its way out of poverty?

Can Edinburgh build its way out of poverty?

There is no pathway to ending poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness crisis, writes our guest blogger, Professor Glen Bramley from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research at Heriot Watt University. The city of...
Blog:  End Poverty Edinburgh – The Baton Holders

Blog: End Poverty Edinburgh – The Baton Holders

On Tuesday, the City of Edinburgh’s Policy and Sustainability Committee agreed the actions set out in the End Poverty in Edinburgh Delivery Plan 2020-30, published by the Council last week. This is a significant step in meeting the Edinburgh Poverty Commission’s call...