A panel has been established to help tackle poverty and its causes in Glasgow.  The panel, consisting of 25 representatives from the public, private and third sectors and including people who have direct experience of living in poverty, met recently for the first time.

The following 6 themes have been identified:

  • Attitudes to Poverty
  • Child Poverty
  • Credit and Debt
  • Welfare Reform
  • Work and Worth
  • Involvement of People with direct experience

The panel will be led by Council Leader Gordon Matheson and will work to identify goals and practical measures to be taken under each of themes, with a view to improving Glasgow’s enduring poverty levels and associated problems.


Poverty is made a thing of the past.  We want all of us across Glasgow to be involved in significantly reducing poverty and exclusion over the next decade by acting now.

We want Glasgow to be a place where everyone agrees that poverty is an outrage and where every single person feels that they belong to Glasgow and Glasgow belongs to them.

The panel will be co-chaired by Ghazala Hakeem, a community activist in Govanhill.

Source:  Glasgow City Council website