We want to hear your thoughts on how poverty affects people’s lives and opportunities in Edinburgh. We also want to hear about ways we can all do more to reduce those impacts and improve life chances for people struggling to get by in this city.
Throughout this year, we are launching a series of calls for evidence for anyone in the city to provide input into the work of the commission. We are also meeting with community groups, social enterprises, and charities across the city to hear about their work and hear about what needs to change.
If you would like to take part in this work and help end poverty in Edinburgh, there are three ways you can get involved.
Submit your evidence
Throughout this year, we are launching a series of calls for evidence for residents and communities to provide input into the work of the commission. You can visit our consultation page to give your thoughts on the latest call for evidence.
Share your project
There are already hundreds of organisations and individuals working across Edinburgh to end poverty. We all know that we won’t meet our aim without working together as a community. Please take a few minutes to tell us about what you’re doing.
Get in touch
You can call or write to us any time. We want to hear about your experiences. We can also help you find out more about how to get involved in our research or attend an event. There are lots of ways to share your ideas about how to end poverty in Edinburgh.
Our thanks to…
As well as the many written submissions we have received through our calls for evidence, already the Edinburgh Poverty Commission has had the pleasure of meeting with and hearing evidence from a wide range of individual participants, organisations, and citizen groups.
In particular, we would like to thank the following organisations and groups for their support for our work so far:
Mind the Craic
Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI)
Granton Information Centre
Moredun Multis Residents Group
Muirhouse Healthy Living Centre
Tron Kirk Foodbank
Carnegie UK Trust
Business in the Community Scotland
Capital City Partnership
Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Programme Office
Low Income Families Together (LIFT)
Joined Up 4 Jobs providers forum
One in five: raising awareness of child poverty in Edinburgh
Liberton High School
Craigentinny Early Years Centre
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh College Students Association
University of Edinburgh Students Association
Foursquare Scotland (Stopover Hostel)
Presence In Action Collective
Edinburgh City Youth Cafe
The Junction, young people, health & wellbeing
Crewe Medical Centre
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Bethany Christian Trust
Port of Leith Housing Association
Tynecastle High School Equity Improvement Group