Poverty and Inequalities Partnership

Find out more about the Poverty and Inequalities Partnership.


  • To drive forward the Community Planning Poverty and Inequalities Strategy through a shared Action Plan
  • To work on and develop collaborative projects that tackle poverty and inequalities
  • To share advice from a "lived experience" perspective
  • To access expertise from other areas and at national level and share our work with them
  • To identify any hidden barriers to access and participation and ways of overcoming them
  • To create opportunities for engagement between partner organisations and people experiencing poverty
  • To act as a forum for consultation, engagement and information exchange
  • To take a partnership approach to the monitoring and evaluation of the shared Action Plan reporting to the Community Planning Partnership Board


Public Sector

  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • NHS D&G
  • Social Security Scotland

Third Sector

  • Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service
  • Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership
  • Loreburn Housing Association
  • Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway


  • Two members of the Tackling Poverty Reference Group
  • Member of the Living Reference Group on the Scottish National Action Plan (SNAP) on human rights
  • Independent Chair

Background information and research 

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