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Challenge Poverty Week

Clackmannanshire - Monday 5th October 2020 to Thursday 8th October 2020

The Clackmannanshire Alliance will facilitate two virtual events to support Challenge Poverty Week in 2020.

Many of us are feeling a bit isolated after social distancing, home working and shielding so both events will seek to maximise local networking and discussions in small groups. Programmes for these events are still being finalised. If you have an interest in contributing and learning in these events, then please book using one of the links.

The events will also build on the successful Knowing Clackmannanshire approach which was developed in order to support connections, relationships and shared knowledge between statutory partners and community groups. 

The events will be facilitated with use of the Zoom technology in order to have important “break-out room” features.

Addressing Poverty in Clackmannanshire after COVID19

  • Date and time: Monday 5th October: 9.30am to 1pm
  • Online booking:
  • The COVID19 impacts on poverty are intense but complex. It may take many years before robust economic evidence is available and the impacts will be unpredictable, localised and influenced by constant change. We need to work together to establish an accurate picture of poverty in Clackmannanshire and define the things we can do differently to improve pathways out of poverty.
  • Attendees will be asked to consider what needs to be reviewed and any further actions in the Local Outcome Improvement Plan against this unpredictable background.

Digital Inclusion in Clackmannanshire

  • Date and time: Thursday 8th October: 9.30am to 1pm
  • Online booking:
  • Digital barriers increasingly create problems for individuals to access services or social security and they increase the cost of living. Internet access is increasingly required for the purposes of finding and undertaking employment, learning, training and accessing a range of services too Therefore a new digital inclusion strategy should be developed for Clackmannanshire which considers digital access and skills as a basic right rather than a privilege.
  • Attendees will be asked to contribute their ideas to develop a Clackmannanshire Digital Inclusion Strategy.

The Rationale for Challenge Poverty Week 2020

  • Too many people in Scotland are living with the constant pressure of living in poverty.
  • As we plan our economic recovery, we must redesign our economy to reflect the values of justice and compassion we all share.
  • By boosting people’s incomes and reducing the cost of living we can solve make sure we all have what we need.