anti poverty


Sat 12th Jul
Hayes, Middlesex
The event will invite people of different faiths to give insight on what approaches they take in tackling poverty followed by  a discussion at the end will focus on what can be done together, what can be networked and what can be learnt from each other. 

CPAG Welfare Rights Conference 2014 - North (4th September) & South (11th September)

Thu 4th Sep - Thu 11th Sep
Manchester / London
This year's conference takes place in two locations and the theme is 'Social insecurity: debt and destitution' 

Fairtrade Fortnight - 24th February – 9th March 2014.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.At you can find a Churches Action Guide, Islam and Fairtrade and Jewish Action Guide, plus lots of other helpful materials. Each of us is a consumer – we can all help make a difference.  

Living Wage Accreditation Advisor

Poverty Alliance Scotland

The Living Wage has been one of the most high profile social justice initiatives in Scotland in recent years. An exciting opportunity has now arisen to engage with employers to secure the Living Wage for more workers across Scotland. The Poverty Alliance, Scotland’s anti-poverty network, is seeking to appoint a Living Wage Accreditation Advisor to work with companies and organisations to support them to become accredited Living Wage Employers.

Candidates should not only have an excellent understanding of Scotland’s economy and the issues of low pay, but should have experience of working with employers in all sectors, and of using negotiating and networking skills for social change. We would expect candidates to have a strong commitment to economic and social justice and to working with employers for social good. The appointment will be made for an initial period of 1 year.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 15 January 2014 at 12noon. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 22 January 2014. 


Background Paper

Living Wage Accreditation Advisor Job Description

Cover Letter

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


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For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Peter Kelly on 0141 353 0440

Feeding Britain’s Poor this Ramadan

Al Mizan Trust volunteers making food parcels
Al-Mizan has launched its Ramadan Appeal to distribute food parcels among the UK's most disadvantaged families.

Big IF London Rally

Hyde Park, London
IF logo
A free rally to petition the G8 leaders to end world hunger.

Guide to Welfare Reforms 2010 – 2017

Church Urban Fund report

This paper is the first of three to be published by Church Urban Fund and the Church of England on welfare reform.

The lies we tell ourselves: ending comfortable myths about poverty

Report image

Download this report which lays to rest the myths that both poverty and wealth are deserved.

Belief in Social Action: Exploring faith groups' responses to local needs

FBRN working together with Third Sector Research Centre and the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion (TSRC Working Paper 137)

Developing a new model of supporting community action

 Urban forum asks members for opinions on the way forward
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