News and Events

Citywide Tackling Poverty Event

This city-wide strategy consultation event took place at the Pearce Institute, Govan in March 2016

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Credit and Debt

FACT

It is estimated that around one in six adults don't have access to a bank or building society account.

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Attitudes

FACT

The stigma around living in poverty often leads to prejudice and discrimination

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Child Poverty

FACT

In 2013, it was estimated that a third of all Glasgows' children were living in poverty

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Participation

FACT

Empowering communities to create thriving, sustainable places to live is key to a more prosperous, fairer city.

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Food and Fuel Poverty

FACT

In 2009 there was 1 foodbank in Scotland: by Sept 2013 there were 35 in Glasgow, and now there are over 70

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Work and Worth

FACT

One in five Glaswegians earn below the Living Wage -- set at £8.25 an hour from 1st April 2016

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Housing

FACT

Glasgow still has the highest rate of homelessness in Scotland - despite a 44% reduction over the last ten years

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Welfare Reform

FACT

Glasgow's Calton will lose up to £880 per person of working age, while St Andrews in Fife will lose £180

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