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...
Multi-Cultural Family Base Guest Blog

Multi-Cultural Family Base Guest Blog

Our sixth guest blogger, Philippa Kemp, kindly provides an insight into Supporting BAME families in Edinburgh through COVID We are a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, encompassing social workers, art therapists and community education workers, offering...
Close the Gap – Guest Blog

Close the Gap – Guest Blog

In our fifth guest blog Ruth Boyle, Policy and Parliamentary Officer at Close the Gap expands on Women’s Poverty. Poverty in Scotland is gendered. This was the case before the outbreak of COVID-19, and this trend is only being exacerbated by COVID-19 and the...
MECOPP Carers Centre – Guest Blog

MECOPP Carers Centre – Guest Blog

Suzanne Munday our fourth guest blogger is clear, “we have to learn from what has worked and be honest enough to acknowledge what hasn’t so that we take forward the ‘best’ into the post COVID recovery period.” Does this situation sound familiar to you?  There is...