Challenge Poverty Week



Photo showing a road though a Scottish village with a fee buildings, streetlights, a bus stop sign and hills in a background, lit with autumn sunlight
Issues of poverty and disadvantage are a policy focus in Scotland but national poverty policies tend not to recognise the extent and specific characteristics of rural poverty.

Rural poverty: under the radar?


Quote saying "you have to appear to be completely dependent on someone…If you are disabled and you say you can cook and you can manage reasonably well on your own, then they would invariably say, ‘well you don’t need PIP’."
Changes to social security over the past decade have – in the vast majority of cases – reduced the financial security of disabled people, leaving many in poverty and isolation. New research by Tom Porter at the University of East Anglia, Charlotte Pearson and Nick Watson at the University of Glasgow, examines the lived experience of these changes for disabled people in the UK.

Disability and social insecurity: Exploring the impact of benefit changes ...