The Edinburgh Poverty Commission was launched in November 2018 by City of Edinburgh Council and will be 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 its work, during February and March, the Commission will focus on the theme of ‘Pockets’ – the pressures that keep incomes low and living costs high for people in Edinburgh.
The Commission wants to hear from individuals and organisations across the city who have experience of living with or supporting people facing these issues.
The Commission wants to hear your thoughts on the causes of poverty in Edinburgh. They also want to think about ways the city can do more to help maximise incomes and reduce expenses for families who are struggling to get by. So they are issuing a ‘call for evidence’ with four questions to which we are seeking responses.
Their ask to you is to give them your thoughts and responses to these questions by visiting their consultation pages at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/bi/povertycommission1/
Please circulate this call for evidence to any networks and contacts you think may be interested in responding.
Responses ideally would be provided by 21st February, but the Commission will continue considering any evidence it receives on this theme (and future calls for evidence) throughout the year.
Thank you very much for your support. If you have any questions about the Commission’s work, or would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.