On Tuesday afternoon there will be a range of workshops taking place all discussing the future challenges of tackling poverty. The workshops are all touching on current themes such as fuel poverty, job market, attitudes and much more. All workshops starts at 1:30pm. Please note that the workshop leaders are still to be confirmed.
1. Fairer Welfare: Laying the basis for the future
• Beth Reid, Citizens Advice Scotland
2. How do we get Decent Jobs?
• Stephen Boyd, Scottish Trades Union Congress
3. Food Poverty: From food-bank to food security
• Keith Dryburgh Citizens Advice Scotland
• Valerie Walker, Start Up Stirling
4. Beyond the Myths: Challenging Attitudes to Poverty
• Professor Adrian Sinfield, University of Edinburgh
• David Bradwell, Church of Scotland
5. Heat and Eat: Tackling Fuel Poverty
• Norman Kerr, Energy Action Scotland
During this year’s Poverty Assembly there will be a range of different workshops on offer. On Monday the 25th there are 7 workshops running before lunch all touching on different aspects of key themes that has arisen from the EPIC (Evidence Participation Change) project.
Here are the seven different themes that will be discussed. Please note that the workshop leaders are still to be confirmed:
1. Why are so many people in work still poor?
• Jeanette Findlay, Glasgow University
• Eddie Follan, The Poverty Alliance
2. The ‘bedroom tax’ and the crisis in housing
• Murdo Matheson, Shelter Scotland
• Jamie McDougal, Scottish Government
3. Poverty and its impact on Mental Health. What lessons can we
• Aidan Collins, Scottish Association for Mental Health
4. How can we stop the education system failing so many poor
• Jackie Brock, Children in Scotland
5. How do we challenge financial exclusion?
• Jackie Cropper, Grand Central Savings
• Diana Rix, Grand Central Savings
6. How do we get a more equal Scotland?
• Yvonne Strachan, Scottish Government
• Bill Scott, Inclusion Scotland
7. Changing Public Attitudes. Lessons from other campaigns
• David McPhee, Perth and Kinross Council
• Donna Sorrie, Advocating Together (Dundee)
• Linsey McDonald, Advocating Together (Dundee)
The workshops will start at 10:30 on Monday March 25th in Mitchell Library, Glasgow