In our May Update we highlighted the Poverty Truth Commission's 'Turning Up the Volume on Poverty' event which was held on 21st June. Over 450 people took part in the showcase event in Glasgow to hear about the urgent need to tackle the widespread poverty still experienced by too many in Scotland. The audience were treated to a stunning performance of comedy, drama, song, film, and conversation.
A guest blog by the Poverty Truth Commission
The event marked the work of the Poverty Truth Commission over the last 18 months, with the closing of the current Commission and the beginning of a new one. The Commission, which is supported by the Church of Scotland and Faith in Community Scotland, draws people with experience of poverty together with many of the key decision makers in Scotland. It’s work includes food poverty, tackling the costs of being poor, welfare reform, in-work poverty, kinship care and the stigma faced by those in poverty. This approach, and the findings in this latest report, attracted widespread coverage in the Scottish media, including radio, television and online news.
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