Help to tackle ef­fects of poverty

Rutherglen Reformer - - Info..Info..Info - Staff re­porter

Not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions or groups in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang can take ad­van­tage of ser­vices, skills and knowl­edge dur­ing Chal­lenge Poverty Week, which starts on Sun­day.

Or­gan­ised by The Poverty Al­liance, the week aims to bring pub­lic at­ten­tion to the re­al­ity of poverty in Scot­land, show the im­pact of poverty on in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties, ex­plain what is be­ing done to ad­dress poverty and high­light the chal­lenges in com­bat­ing it.

Com­mu­nity Links South La­nark­shire are of­fer­ing some of their ser­vices to lo­cal groups and pro­jects dur­ing that week. There are a num­ber of ser­vices on of­fer, in­clud­ing ba­sic so­cial me­dia ad­vice, IT ad­vice, pho­tog­ra­phy train­ing and event pro­mo­tional ma­te­rial.

To be el­i­gi­ble groups must be a not- for- profit or­gan­i­sa­tion/group/project based or op­er­at­ing within South La­nark­shire, work­ing within top 10 per cent SIMD ar­eas or work­ing within com­mu­ni­ties to chal­lenge poverty.

For de­tails email: paul@ com­mu­nitylinkssl. co. uk be­fore Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

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