Tackling Poverty In Dumfries and Galloway Conference

Dear Organisation,


Please see below information on our forth-coming Tackling Poverty in Dumfries & Galloway Conference which we very much hope you will be able to attend. The Market Place area of the Conference is specifically for organisations such as your own to showcase your activities & if you would like to book a space, please let me know via e-mail & we will reserve one for you. Please note that spaces for this section of the event are limited to 35, so please book as early as possible. Numbers for delegates to attend the event are not limited so please feel free to bring along additional members of your organisation.


We very much hope that you will be able to join us & look forward to hearing from you.




Tackling Poverty in Dumfries and Galloway Conference

Monday 16 October 2017


10.00am – 4.00pm, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries 


Do you want to join the fight against Poverty in our Region?


Challenge Poverty week is a national campaign co-ordinated by the Poverty Alliance to raise awareness of issues surrounding poverty.  As part of our contribution, Dumfries and Galloway Council have agreed to organise a Tackling Poverty Conference.


The focus of this informative free event will be;


  • Widening awareness of the various causes of poverty and how it impacts individuals and families;

  • To get the right people/organisations together to positively deal with poverty; and

  • To provide inspirational examples of how, with the right innovation/commitment, people in poverty can have their lives changed for the better.


    This, interactive Conference will include presentations on both national and regional contexts and will feature the Joseph Rowntree Foundation highlighting Inspiring Social Change to Solve Poverty in the UK and Challenging Homelessness by the Scotland Housing Network plus others which give inspirational life changing examples of people who have successfully tackled poverty.


    Five Participatory Workshops are also on offer to all delegates which cover a range of subjects including:


  • Developing Successful Participation and Engagement

  • Tackling Fuel Poverty

  • Employability and Inclusive Growth

  • Developing the D & G Tackling Poverty Forum

  • Homelessness Improvement Programme

In addition to the above, a Tackling Poverty Market Place which will feature a range of organisations who are challenging poverty in all of it’s forms will be on show for all delegates to visit. This will provide the opportunity to develop partnership opportunities, highlighting successful projects and also share best practice.


Come and join us in our fight against poverty. We want to extend an invitation to all organisations and individuals who have an interest in challenging poverty in all of its forms.


Booking via an Event Brite Link will be available shortly from our colleagues in Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, but if you wish to book in advance, please e-mail me on the below link & we will reserve a place for you.


For more information, please contact Wendy Jesson, Anti-Poverty Officer, Dumfries and Galloway Council on 01776 888317 or Wendy.Jesson@dumgal.gov.uk



Event Contact Details
Wendy Jesson
01776 888317

Event Date

This event has already taken place:
16 October 2017