Edinburgh Poverty Commission was launched in November 2018 and will be working throughout this year to define the steps the city needs to make to reduce, mitigate, and prevent poverty in Edinburgh.
The Commission is an independent group, chaired by Jim McCormick of Joseph Rowntree Foundation and made up of 12 people with experience of tackling poverty and its effects, including citizens who have direct experience of living in poverty in Edinburgh.
If you would like to know more about our work, or get involved, please visit our website, or follow us on social media using #edinpovertycommission.
The topics for consideration during phase 2 of our work:
- How does living on a low income affect the health and wellbeing of people in Edinburgh?
- How does poverty affect the ability of children in Edinburgh to have a good start in life?
- What are the barriers that make it difficult for people in poverty to get a job, work more hours, or progress to better paid jobs?
- Can you provide evidence of what has been successful in helping people address these issues?
You can submit your thoughts on these questions using the link below, or by email, using the subject header ‘Edinburgh Poverty Commission’, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also print and return the submission form.