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Edinburgh Poverty Commission issues call for evidence

Type: News Item Date Published: 6th June 2019

"What we can do to improve the life chances of people who are experiencing poverty and low income?"

The Edinburgh Poverty Commission is working throughout this year to define the steps the city needs to make to reduce, mitigate, and prevent poverty in Edinburgh.

In the first phase of this work we evidence was gathered and people’s voices heard around the theme of ‘Pockets’ – the pressures that keep incomes low and living costs high for people in Edinburgh. The findings received from that work are now published and available for comment and feedback.

In the second phase of this work, the Commission is focusing on the theme of ‘Prospects’ – what we can do to improve the life chances of people who are experiencing poverty and low income.

They want to hear from individuals and organisations across the city who have experience of living with or supporting people facing these issues.

They want to hear your thoughts on how poverty affects people’s lives and opportunities. They also want to hear about ways the city can do more to reduce those impacts, and improve life chances for people struggling to get by in Edinburgh.

So the Commission is issuing a second ‘call for evidence’ with four questions to which it is seeking responses.

You are invited to give your thoughts and responses to these questions, and circulate this call for evidence to any networks and contacts you think may be interested in responding.

Access – Edinburgh Poverty Commission call for evidence (this link will take you away from our website).

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