East Lothian Poverty Commission wants to hear from people affected by poverty in East Lothian

Is money a constant worry for you?

The East Lothian Poverty Commissioners are a group of people who care about the issue of poverty in East Lothian. We want to find out more about people’s experiences of poverty and how is has affected them. Our job is to find ways of tackling poverty.

Chair of the Commission Annette Bruton says:

‘The Commission has such an important job to do and we really need to hear from people who are experiencing it first-hand. It’s a big ask – I know people don’t always want to talk about what’s happening to them. But if you do get in touch, we will treat whatever you tell us in confidence and with respect and sensitivity.

‘We need your help most of all and I hope that you will tell us what’s happening with you so that when we come to make our report, it will be based on people’s real experiences, helping us to make recommendations that will be effective and meaningful.’

We want to hear from you. Tell us your story and your experiences of living in poverty. Tell us what life is like for you.

We would like to hear how poverty affects your life, what worries you have and how it makes you feel.

We would also like to hear from anyone who knows or works with people living in poverty.

We also want to hear ideas and suggestions for change. What can be done to make things better? What would help people to move out of poverty?

We will use your stories and ideas to help us to suggest new ways of tackling poverty and to change negative attitudes towards poverty. You can share your story with us through an online form or you can contact us in any of the ways below.

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/east-lothian-poverty-commission-call-for-evidence/consult_view

Find out more about us at the Commission

For more information about the Commission or if you have any questions about our work please get in touch:
• Visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/povertycommission
•Email povertycommission@eastlothian.gov.uk
•Phone 01620 82 7134
•East Lothian Poverty Commission Facebook page

Published by

David Gilmour

Learning Technologist East Lothian Council