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...
Blog: End Poverty in Edinburgh Delivery Plan 2020-30

Blog: End Poverty in Edinburgh Delivery Plan 2020-30

2 December 2020 When we launched our final report, A Just Capital , we specifically asked public bodies to endorse our Call to Action. The City of Edinburgh Council, was yesterday (1 December), first off the mark and Councillors on the local authority’s Policy and...
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...