Update in light of the Coronavirus outbreak

Update in light of the Coronavirus outbreak

It goes without saying that Coronavirus is dominating all of our lives at the moment.  Up until last week Edinburgh Poverty Commissioners were busy preparing to host events in the lead up to the launch of our final report next month.  For the time being we...
Have Your Say on Poverty in Edinburgh

Have Your Say on Poverty in Edinburgh

The survey can be accessed here and will remain open until Friday 31 January 2020. Ahead of publishing our final recommendations in March, we are working on a short project to capture what people really think about poverty in Edinburgh. Collaborating with researchers...

Collaborating for a better future

One of the key characteristics of a successful, sustainable business is the ability to collaborate effectively, writes Commissioner Sandy MacDonald in the latest issue of Business Comment. The insight you gain from speaking to and working with a diverse range of...
Update: Where we’re at

Update: Where we’re at

It’s now a year since the Edinburgh Poverty Commission was formally launched.  As we move into the final stretch of our work, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the journey we’ve been on so far, and the encounters that have shaped our thinking. This blog is...
Gathering to solve poverty in Scotland

Gathering to solve poverty in Scotland

The Edinburgh Poverty Commission is only one of a number of groups working in communities across Scotland to solve poverty and create a fairer society. This week, two of our commission members – Zoe Ferguson and Betty Stevenson – were part of a gathering of citizens...