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Social Enterprise: Sustainably tackling poverty through employability

Date and Time of Event:  16/03/2022 at 10:30 am


Exploring the effectiveness of employability (incl employment) on addressing poverty, and highlighting the key role social enterprises play

About this event

Poverty is a growing problem across the UK, with around 1 in 5 people in Scotland living in relative poverty.

Although there is no single solution, fair employment is seen as one of the most effective ways of alleviating poverty - and this includes supporting the employability of people furthest from the labour market.

Many social enterprises already create meaningful, quality employment opportunities for marginalised individuals – with 1 in 3 social enterprises have tackling poverty and financial exclusion as their main objectives.

Chaired by our Director Pauline Gordon, this session will hear from speakers from The Poverty Alliance who will outline the overall context and policy landscape of poverty in Scotland; Joseph Rowntree Foundation will examine research relating to poverty through an employability lens; and social enterprise, FARE Scotland, will demonstrate how they create pathways into employment, providing industry-led training and work experience for people who experience poverty.

There will also be time for Q&A and an open discussion around the role of social enterprises in tackling poverty, with a specific focus on employment and employability.

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Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) is registered as a Scottish charity under Scottish Charity No. SC029210 and as a limited company under Company Registration No. SC278156. Its registered office is at 41 Miller Street, Glasgow.