Leading charities gathered in the Glasgow City Chambers for The Working Together to Tackle Poverty Conference in March 2014.
The conference, organised by the eight Citizens Advice Bureaux in Glasgow, brought together decision makers, managers and front line staff from the statutory, private and voluntary sectors. The aim was to identify issues contributing to hardship, to share information regarding work being undertaken and to consider what steps could be taken in the future.
Feedback was gathered via facilitated discussion groups and through completion of evaluation forms. Responses showed a shared willingness to ‘fight poverty in Glasgow’. There were very grave concerns raised about the growing inequalities in our society the consequences of widening gaps in wealth, health and opportunity.