The Tackling Poverty programme is an ambitious and unique partnership programme which seeks to change the lives of those living in poverty in Renfrewshire.
In 2014, Renfrewshire’s Tackling Poverty Commission was set up to assess the nature, causes and impact of child poverty in Renfrewshire, and make recommendations for the introduction of a strategic approach for Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership. The Commission was the first of its kind in Scotland and its approach was unique. A series of recommendations were proposed which were designed to be delivered in partnership and focused on making a difference at a local level.
Following the Commissions’ recommendations, a Strategy and Action Plan for Renfrewshire was developed. Tackling Poverty is a key priority for Renfrewshire Council and a £6 million investment was agreed, with a supporting Action Plan.