Working Together to Tackle Hardship Conference
Monday 17th March, City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow
10am till 12.45pm followed by networking lunch (registration from 9.30am)
Cllr Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council & Co-chair of the Poverty Leadership Panel
Dr Jim McCormick, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Members of the Poverty Truth Commission
Keith Wimbles, CEO Voluntary Action Fund and Convenor of the Scottish Funders’ Forum
Spiralling problem debt, increasing income inequalities and reducing public expenditure (especially in welfare) are combining to create a perfect storm driving more families and people into hardship. There has never been a more important time for organisations in all sectors to combine their efforts in order to give the best possible support to people and families in hardship and to make it easier for them to connect to available services.
This conference , organised by the citizens advice bureaux in Glasgow, is an opportunity for decision makers, managers and frontline staff to hear what is happening now to alleviate hardship and what steps could be taken in the future to build a social security system that prevents hardship and poverty.
Attendance is free thanks to the support of Big Lottery Scotland and Glasgow City Council.
To book your place please email