New Scottish Welfare Fund figures published

Today the Scottish Government has released new statistics relating to the Scottish Welfare Fund. The figures show last year a 6% rise in the number of crisis grant applications received by local authorities in the past year. Read our briefing on the Scottish Welfare Fund here. Responding to the figures, Mary Anne MacLeod, Policy OfficerContinue reading “New Scottish Welfare Fund figures published”

Agenda: We must challenge the extreme poverty we find at home

FOR the first time in more than a decade, new United Nations data suggests that world hunger is on the rise again. The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet, about 800 million people suffer from hunger. That is one in nine people. Sixty per cent are women. When we imagine world hunger, weContinue reading “Agenda: We must challenge the extreme poverty we find at home”

Pilot areas named for new food insecurity project in Scotland

Announcement to be made at Scottish Parliament reception The three areas in which a unique project will pilot new preventative and rights-based approaches to cut the number of people turning to food banks will be announced tonight at an event at the Scottish Parliament. The project – called ‘A Menu for Change: Cash, Rights, Food’Continue reading “Pilot areas named for new food insecurity project in Scotland”