Challenge Poverty Week has been coordinated by The Poverty Alliance for the last seven years, and it is an opportunity to highlight what is being done to address poverty and to commit to more action in the future.
Last year nearly 200 events were organised by organisations, individuals and elected representatives as part of Challenge Poverty Week.
If you wish to get involved this year you can find an activity toolkit here – www.challengepoverty.net/resources/ – to give you some ideas.
Poverty puts people in impossible situations – like having to choose between heating their home or paying their rent.
Challenge Poverty Week is designed to highlight the growing problem of poverty in Scotland and showcase the solutions.
The key messages for this year’s Challenge Poverty Week are:
• Poverty exists in Scotland and affects us all
• Poverty can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs
• Solving poverty is about ensuring we can all participate in society