The Edinburgh Poverty Network’s first session of 2024

At our first session of 2024, the Edinburgh Poverty Network discussed the role of further education in helping to end poverty in Edinburgh. The session was led by Nick Croft from Edinburgh College. He covered: The role the college plays in helping students from low...

EPC joins call for council to declare housing emergency

The Edinburgh Poverty Commission today joins Shelter, the Poverty Alliance, and other partners in calling on the City of Edinburgh Council to declare a housing emergency in Scotland’s Capital City. In 2020 the Commission published it’s landmark report “A Just Capital:...

EPE report and opinion piece

Our End Poverty in Edinburgh Annual Progress Report has been published on the Council website ahead of Committee today, 24th October 2023. We would also like to share with you an opinion piece written by our End Poverty in Edinburgh group members, in response to the...

Network of Networks – Parents and Employment

At our previous Network of Networks meeting, we focussed on issues parents face when trying to improve their household income, either through gaining employment or increasing their hours and wages. We heard from academics and providers about what has worked well and...

Challenge Poverty Week Friday – Menu For All

Today, the final day of Challenge Poverty Week, concentrates on food. Brenda Black, CEO of Edinburgh Community Food writes about ‘Menu For All’, which combines food and support access so Edinburgh can respond to need and coordinate capacity across the...