About the Poverty Leadership Panel

The Poverty Leadership Panel’s vision is: Let’s make poverty a thing of the past

The Poverty Leadership Panel (PLP) was established in May 2013 following a series of meetings to discuss poverty with some of the key representatives of Glasgow, which included citizens with lived experience of poverty, the Third Sector Forum, Glasgow City Council and Housing Associations among others.

At its early meetings the PLP identified six key themes (with Fuel and Food Poverty and Housing added later) and action plans were developed to improve services that would have a positive impact on poverty and individuals in our city.

The PLP has now agreed that the 4 main priorities are:

- Housing
- Employment & Skills
- Welfare Reform
- Child Poverty.

The PLP is co-chaired by the Council Treasurer Allan Gow and Innocent Jakisa from the Community Activist Panel.