Challenge Poverty Week 2-6 October

Challenge Poverty Week kicks off today with a focus on Communities and Volunteering. Every day of this week we’ll be posting a piece on a specific theme. Tuesday is focussed on Housing, so check back here tomorrow! Today we want to share a short video that...

Debt in Scotland – overview

The Edinburgh Poverty Network met this week for its monthly collaboration session focussing this time on the topic of problem debt and the work underway to support people who are struggling to get by in Edinburgh.  The network heard from three speakers – Glen Nixon...

Community Benefits – overview

At our last Network of Networks meeting on 27th June, Mhairi Duncan (Senior Commercial and Engagement Officer, The City of Edinburgh Council) spoke to us about Community Benefits and Community Wealth Building and shared examples of it working within the community. It...

Linda Craik: Me and the First Minister

Me? Linda? Speak in front of the First Minister and 100 other strangers? Never in a million years…  And yet, in May 2023 at First Minister Humza Yousaf’s Anti-Poverty Summit, that is exactly what happened. As a member of End Poverty Edinburgh, a group of citizens...

Homelessness: Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan

At our last Network of Networks meeting on 30th May 2023, we shared a presentation on the Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan, outlining how are combatting homelessness in Edinburgh. It gives an overview on challenges and pressures, recent and upcoming legislative...

Living Wage event to confront cost-of-living crisis

Advocates for the real living wage will unite in Edinburgh in the City Chambers to host Scotland’s first Living Wage Places Network event. Over 70 delegates from 16 UK towns, boroughs and cities will join the City of Edinburgh Council tomorrow (Thursday 25 May)...