Every year, Challenge Poverty Week places emphasis on a number of key policy asks that will help free people from the grip of poverty.
Youth workers across Scotland can get involved in a national campaign calling for a Scotland free from poverty next month.
Challenge Poverty Week will run from 2-8 October and features several key policy asks, calling for fair funding for the third sector; adequate incomes; food; housing and transport.
Run by the Poverty Alliance, Scotland’s poverty network, the campaign will see themed days around community and volunteers, housing, food, transport, adequate incomes and reflections.
A wide range of in-person and online events have been lined up throughout the week, including the annual Challenge Poverty lecture, this year from Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of Resolution Foundation.
Poverty Alliance has pulled together a fantastic campaign landing page packed with resources, information, ideas, campaign assets and more to help you get involved throughout the week.
You can also download the #ChallengePovertyWeek Toolkit, which includes great detail about how to use the week to launch your own publications and research, how to engage with decision-makers and more information on the key policy asks.
Organisations are encouraged to host their own events throughout the week, and join the campaigning online by sharing their stories, impact and reflections during each of the themed days using the hashtags #ChallengePoverty and #CPW23.
Youth work has a key role in addressing the root causes of poverty, as well as ameliorating the symptoms evident in communities across Scotland.