Challenge Poverty Week 2022 in Inverclyde

Challenge Poverty Week 2022 in Inverclyde

Discover what's going on locally for Challenge Poverty Week this year

Challenge Poverty Week starts today and there’s lots going on Inverclyde.

Hear from our Community Link Workers

We chatted to Brenda and Patricia from the CVS Inverclyde community link worker team about their role supporting people experiencing poverty.

“I've not experienced so much fear with regards to the coming winter - you hear it all the time in the news, on the radio, on social media - people are either having to choose to heat their house or choose to eat. We help challenge those issues.”

“We give people knowledge and choice about what's available within their community: what they can access and how they can access it and it's done without any kind of stigma or anything being put upon them in the way of shame.”

Watch the full video here.

Discover more about the work of our Community Link Worker Team here.

Inverclyde Life’s Cost of Living Campaign

On Challenge Poverty week we’re launching our cost of living campaign on Inverclyde Life, your local community directory. We’ll be signposting you to local services that can support you with different aspects of the cost of living from money advice, mental health support to food security.

Browse services and organisations here.

Career Advice from Skills Development Scotland

Get advice from Skills Development Scotland’s skilled advisers at various locations across Inverclyde this week:

🔹 Monday 3 October, 11am-3pm @ Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub

🔹 Tuesday 4 October, 10am – 2pm @ Craigend Resource Centre

🔹 Wednesday 5 October, 1pm – 4pm @ Branchton Community Centre

Your Voice Inverclyde and Inverclyde HSCP Workshop

Taking place Wednesday 5 October, 11am – 1pm.

This workshop is about how to cope with the cost of living crisis, and where to turn to for support. Advice 1st will also teach steps on how to challenge services and organisations and what your options are when things aren't right.

You can register your interest with Your Voice Inverclyde on 01475 728628 or email

Energy Surgery with Local Representatives

On Monday 3 October, Stuart McMillan MSP and Ronnie Cowan MP will be holding a surgery focusing on energy issues. They’ll be joined by Home Energy Scotland and The Wise Group iHEAT team to offer advice and information.

Come along at the Oak Mall Greenock on Monday between 11am and 1pm.

You can read more about what support is available with energy bills in our other blog.

Branchton Community Centre Challenging Food Poverty

Branchton Community Centre will be providing breakfast, lunch and evening meals through the week. Anyone who comes along will be entered into a prize draw to win a Ninja AF400 Air Fryer.

Read more here.


Chris Park

Publish Date:

Oct 1, 2022