6th Annual Challenge Poverty Week, Kicks Off 

Monday 01 October, 2018 Written by 
6th Annual Challenge Poverty Week, Kicks Off 

Today kicks off the 6th Annual Challenge Poverty Week. 

This year looks to be the biggest yet with over 100 activities happening across Scotland, with upcycling classes and family fun days to workshops on innovative alternatives to foodbanks all sharing a common goal of solving poverty in Scotland.

Today’s highlights include:

  • North Ayrshire Council are kicking off their week long programme of activities, with the North Ayrshire’s Lord Provost and Leader of the Council be visiting Blacklands Primary School to discuss with pupil’s ideas on how to solve poverty.  This will be the start of a series of school visits and locality meetings to get the views of North Ayrshire residents on how they can solve poverty.  You can find out more about #MyBIGIdeaNA by clicking here.
  • * Stirling University’s Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection and NSPCC are co-hosting “Taking Action on Child Poverty”, a half day conference with will looking at the challenges faced by families living on low incomes.  For more information, click here.
  • Claire Baker MP is hosting a roundtable in Kirkcaldy on holiday hunger, with representatives from Fife Council discussing the best way to support families on low incomes during the holidays.  For more information, click here.
  • SPIRU and The Poverty Alliance are hosting a lecture by the best-selling author Professor Kate Pickett.  Ms Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York, is the co-author of The Spirit Level.  For more information, click here.

ABC Note: You can also keep up to date with this year's Challenge Poverty Week by following on twitter, @CPW_Scotland and by checking the hashtags #ChallengePoverty and #AyeWeCan.

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