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#PovertyAssembly 2014 Livestream

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DAY 1

9.30 – 10.15: Registration & Coffee

10.15 – 11.15: Opening Plenary: Achieving a Poverty Free Scotland

11.15 – 11.45: Coffee

11.45 – 12.45: World café: What a Scotland Without Poverty Means to Me

12.45 – 13.45: Lunch

13.45 – 14.45: Evidence Session 1: Identifying the Main Issues and Causes

14.45 – 15.15 Coffee

15.15 – 16.15: Evidence Session 2: Identifying the Solutions

 

DAY 2

9.30 – 10.15: Registration & Coffee

10.15 – 11.15: Plenary: Political Panel

What Would a Scotland Without Poverty Look Like?

11.15 – 11.45: Coffee

11.45 – 12.45: Evidence Session 3: Recommendations for Action

12.45 – 13.45: Lunch

13.45 – 14.45: Plenary: Making Change Happen

14.45 – 15.15: Coffee

15.15 – 16.15: Decision Time: Identifying Priorities

16.15 – 16.30 Closing Comments: Peter Kelly, Director, the Poverty Alliance

16.30 Close

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#PovertyAssembly Day 2: Decision Time – Identifying Priorities

In the afternoon of the second day of the poverty assembly it is time to make some decisions on how to proceed with all ideas that has come up during the evidence sessions.

Feedback will be given from evidence sessions facilitators – main issues, causes and actions required. 5 recommendations from each evidence session will be lifted.

A voting Session will take place where everyone votes for one priority from each evidence session. So in the end we will have 6 priorities to take from the Assembly.

We will then discuss implementation of these 6 priorities and what actions needs taken.

The session starts at 15.15 on Tuesday the 29th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly or watch it live via this link: 

#PovertyAssembly Day 2: Plenary – Making Change Happen

In the afternoon of the second day there will be a plenary session where key people will discuss how we can make change happen. Discussing this will be:

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Julia Unwin, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

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Jackie Killeen, Director, Big Lottery Fund Scotland

 

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Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary, STUC (tbc)

 

The plenary session starts at 13.45 on Tuesday the 29th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly.

#PovertyAssembly Day 2: Evidence Session 3 – Recommendations for Action

During both days at the Poverty Assembly a number of evidence sessions will be held. The third and last session aims to come up with recommendations for actions in each particular theme. There are 6 different sessions themes that you can ready more about here:

Theme 1-3

Theme 4-6

During the third session discussions aim to identify 5 solutions and actions needed; what policy changes do we need now as well as what should be in the JRF strategy in the longer-term.

The third evidence session starts at 11.45 on Tuesday the 29th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly.

#PovertyAssembly Day 2: Political Panel

To starts the second day of the poverty assembly we have a packed panel of politicians that will discuss what a Scotland without poverty will look like. Here are all the participants.

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Jackie Baillie MSP

 

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Patrick Harvie MSP

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Willie Rennie MSP

 

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John Mason MSP

Gordon Lindurst, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Edinburgh South West, will be representing the  Scottish Conservative Party

The Political Panel starts at 10.15 on Tuesday the 29th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly.

 

Day 1: Evidence Session 2- Identifying the solutions #PovertyAssembly

During both days at the Poverty Assembly a number of evidence sessions will be held. The second session aims to identify the main solutions to poverty in each particular theme. There are 6 different sessions themes that you can ready more about here:

Theme 1-3

Theme 4-6

During the second session further evidence will be given by policy-makers and others that outline current and potential responses to the relevant poverty issue. Discussions aims to identify solutions (what are barriers, opportunities, impacts, connections to other policy areas etc.)

The second evidence session starts at 15.15 on Monday the 28th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly.

#PovertyAssembly Evidence Sessions Themes 4-6

Theme 4: How do we make markets work for people in poverty?

Rising costs for a range of goods, whether food, fuel, transport or childcare is making worse the problems that many people on low incomes are facing.  In many cases markets are not working for low income consumers.  In this session we will look at how market failures are impacting on people on low incomes and how we can address these failures more effectively. 

Speakers include: Mike Small, Project Manager, Fife Diet Project, Sharon Mercado, Community Activist, Tricia McAuley, Independent Consumer Expert; Peter Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute

Theme 5: What would a labour market that lifts people out of poverty look like?

For most people getting a job should be a clear route out of poverty.  However, for too many this is not the case.  Issues such as low pay, temporary work, under employment and childcare all combine to trap some people in poverty.  This theme will explore what more can be done to ensure that entering the labour market will lift people out of poverty.

Speakers include: Dr Dan Finn, Southampton University, Mike Kelly, Head of Corporate Responsibility, KPMG, Ken Shaw, Head of Employability, City of Edinburgh Council

Theme 6: What would a social security system that tackles poverty look like?

There are few issues more central to addressing poverty than the nature of the social security system.  Successive Governments have sought to improve the system, however there remains widespread dissatisfaction with the system and the changes that are currently being made.  This theme will consider some of the key problems with the current system and what needs to change.

Speakers include: Fran Bennett, University of Oxford, John Dickie, Head of Child Poverty Action Group Scotland, Danny Miller, Community Activist, Scottish Spina Bifida Association, Richard Gass, Welfare Rights, Glasgow City Council, Alex Young, Head of Tackling Poverty Team, Scottish Government

The first evidence session starts at 13.45 on Monday the 28th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly.

#PovertyAssembly Evidence Session Themes 1-3

These are the first three themes that all be discussed during the three evidence sessions at the Poverty Assembly next week.

See the full schedule here: Draft Schedule

Theme 1: What support do people with complex needs require?

This theme will consider the challenges of supporting people with ‘complex needs’ out of poverty.  A range of issues will be considered including homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, crime etc.

Speakers include: Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt University, Sean McCollum, Scottish Drugs Forum, John Wood, Community Activist. See a video of John from last year’s conference below. 

Theme 2: What is the role of area-based regeneration in tackling poverty?

Poverty is recognised as being particularly concentrated in certain areas.  Over the last 40 years much time and many resources have been devoted to addressing area-based poverty.  However, poverty continues to be associated with particular areas.  This evidence session will consider what more can be done to break this association.

Speakers include: Douglas Robertson, University of Stirling, Andy Milne, Chief Executive, SURF, Anna Stewart Community Activist, Cassiltoun Housing Association

Theme 3: What kind of educational system and family support is needed to tackle poverty?

A decent education has always been seen as critical in providing a route out of poverty.  However educational attainment gaps persist between children from households experiencing poverty and those from better off households.  This session will consider the evidence on how education can provide opportunities for all, and can be a real driver for change.

Speakers include: Sue Ellis, Reader in Education, University of Strathclyde, Claire Burns, Head of Evidence and Policy Implementation, Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland, Moira Mungall, Community Activist, West Lothian, Jackie Brock, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland

The first evidence session starts at 13.45 on Monday the 28th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly.

Day 1: Evidence Session 1- Identifying the Main Issues and Causes #PovertyAssembly

During both days at the Poverty Assembly a number of evidence sessions will be held. The first of which will take place after lunch on day 1 and aims to identify the main issues and causes of poverty in each particular theme. There are 6 different sessions themes that will be covered in later posts.

Evidence will be given by academics, civil society organisations and community activists with direct experience of this area. Discussions aim to identify main issues and causes on the particular theme focusing on priorities, what has changed in trends, what has persisted and the prospects beyond 2014.

The first evidence session starts at 13.45 on Monday the 28th in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

If you’re not able to make it you can follow the discussions live via Twitter on @PovertyAlliance and the hashtag #PovertyAssembly.