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Challenge Poverty Week

Events are taking place across West Lothian from 7-11 October to mark Challenge Poverty Week.

Challenge Poverty Week is a national campaign designed to show that poverty exists in Scotland and affects us all, that people can work to end it, that it restricts people's ability to take part in society and that it can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs of living.

West Lothian Council's Advice Shop Service are hosting workshop sessions and roadshow events across West Lothian during Challenge Poverty Week to provide support and raise awareness. 

If you want to get involved and take part in discussion about poverty in your community why not pop along to the community discussion on  Wednesday 9 October at Bathgate Partnership Centre from 2pm - 4pm.

For more details on events taking place during Challenge Poverty Week please see below:





Monday 7 October

Blackburn Homeless unit

11.30 - 14.30

Financial Capability Workshop

Tuesday 8 October

Asda Livingston


Polbeth Hub

10.00 - 14.00


12.00 - 14.00

Affordable Credit & Advice from Cares of West Lothian and Advice Shop

Community Lunch - come and socialise with the local community over a bite to eat. 

Wednesday 9 October

Fauldhouse Partnership Centre

10.00 - 13.00

Employability Fair - Speak to services to improve your employment prospects or look for alternative employment

Thursday 10 October

Bathgate Partnership Centre

14.00 - 16.00

Framing Poverty Workshop - Lets tell a different story about poverty. 


Council Leader Lawrence Fitzpatrick visited Croftmalloch Primary School in Whitburn to hear about their work being undertaken to tackle poverty