Friday, 24 February 2012

The challenge of 'poverty truth'

THE Poverty Truth Commission was a two year project bringing together some of Scotland's civic leaders with people at the sharp end of poverty. And it isn't over! 

Though the work of the Commission has ended, the continuing quest for 'poverty truth', and for the engagement of people who experience with the formulating of strategies to combat and move beyond poverty remains vital.

It is this challenge which the PTC steering group and partners are seeking to push forward. Commissioners from varied backgrounds worked together to discover the realities of poverty, and to explore real solutions to it. They also became friends.

This website explains the story of the Commission and its Commissioners and also hopes to inspire people to think about working in a new way - where those affected by decisions are included in the decision making.

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