skip to main content
Accessibility
help

Search results for: "cost of living"


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...were forced to cut back on hobbies for their children in the past 12 months as a result of the cost of living crisis. What this means in a nutshell is fairly obvious but important. Not all children and young people living in Scotland are...


Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter

Trustees Week Q&A: Satwat Rehman

...The past few years have been challenging because of austerity, the pandemic and now the deepening cost of living crisis. At such times, it is important for trustees to be there in the background providing reassurance, advice and support when...

board One Parent Families Scotland Satwat Rehman trustees

Unlocking UNCRC incorporation: An interview with Juliet Harris

...last one, we've also had the UNCRC Bill through, but that’s become super challenging with the cost of living crisis. However, the conference brings together a load of people with shared values, who will help to inspire each other, look after...


Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

...and increasing the types of services on offer. In the context of a challenging winter, the cost of living crisis, and evidence of how projects supported by the Fund reacted to rapidly changing circumstances, it is hoped that the report’s...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...uncertainty across Scotland and internationally, with deep concerns about the impact of cost of living increases on families, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our lives and global concerns about the climate emergency and war. It is...

community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

Children in Scotland’s core funding for 2018-19 confirmed

...fund will support 117 charities during the next financial year. We were disappointed that a cost of living increase has not been applied to recipients of the fund but nevertheless, this financial support provides us with vital funds to...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

Vision through our values

Funding the future

How do we support long-term solutions when we’re confronted with a crisis?

New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies
health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”
CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

... Magazine / News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Cutting the cost of the school day
child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds

...per year on essential education, new research finds Posted 11.05.23 by Alice Hinds cost of living Education free school meals School Parents and caregivers are spending hundreds of pounds every year to send...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Women's cost crisis

...affecting women, reveals new report Posted 16 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty New research has found women in Scotland face increasing financial difficulties, with low-income...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding

...especially for children in deprived areas. At a time when families are struggling with the cost of living crisis, it is even more essential that we provide this vital support to ensure there are outdoor play options available, free of...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Have your say to help #KeepThePromise

...strategic advisor for The Promise, explained that the challenges of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis have meant delivering the original aims of Plan 21-24 would not be realistic by next year, but added that the “task is...

care care experienced people Care Review the Promise

New funding announced to improve childcare

...one, and larger families. First Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “Helping families deal with cost of living pressures is one of our key priorities and providing further funding for affordable and accessible school age childcare will help...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Young people’s health worsened by poor quality housing

...the UK as a whole, were twice as likely to experience poor quality housing than Scots. The rising cost of living is also expected to add extra pressure for households. Although renters were most likely to report falling behind on housing costs...

Children housing Poverty young people

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces

...children can access high quality safe environments free of charge as families grapple with the cost of living crisis. “This funding will support local communities to take forward their plans to improve play parks for children in their...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Encouraging students towards digital tech

...level of funding awarded. The Scottish Government has also pledged to match industry support. The cost of living crisis and economic downturn has put a strain on charities and organisations that support the Fund, and now Kraig Brown, the Fund's...

digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities

...Nov 25, 2022 More than a third of parents unable to access suitable childcare Nov 22, 2022 cost of living crisis is disproportionately affecting women, reveals new report Nov 16,...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Going hungry

...more action to address rising food insecurity Posted 25 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty A coalition of charities has written to the Scottish Government to highlight the...

cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare

...access suitable childcare Posted 22 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents New research has revealed that affordability and...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers

...looking after a child, meaning they must dip into their own pockets. With inflation rates and the cost of living having significantly increased since then, the situation has only become worse. We are concerned that the cost-of-living crisis will...

care experienced foster care

Bridging Payment to be doubled

...following calls from across the sector Posted 11 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Families in Scotland currently in receipt of the Bridging Payment will receive...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Annual Conference 2022

...discussion* (12:30pm-1:10pm) | Child rights, budgeting, & the key to unlocking the cost of living crisis Chair: Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government Panelists: Juliet Harris, Together (Scottish Alliance for...


Scottish Child Payment to be increased

...Nicola Sturgeon is today expected to set out a raft of actions to help households through the cost of living crisis. Currently, the Scottish Child Payment applies if you live in Scotland, are receiving certain benefits and payments and...

child poverty Poverty programme for government

School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families

...cleared by the Council in a bid to help ease the financial burden on families during the ongoing cost of living crisis by using excess finances from last year’s budget. The Council has also voted for a one-off £100 payment made directly to...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Funding to help transform family support

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary July 01, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis June 17, 2022 Report highlights success of family support programme May 24,...

care Care Review the Promise

New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities

...Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Jun 28, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Jun 17, 2022 Grant launched to help families with children of school starting age Jun 8,...

Health Inequality public health

Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary

...having a baby are significant. Household budgets are under increasing pressure from the rising cost of living, so it is reassuring to know that all families in Scotland, regardless of their circumstances, have access to essential items needed...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...Counselling named Charity of the Year 17 June, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis 17 June, 2022 Grant launched to help families of children at school-starting age  8 June,...

equality human rights refugee

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding

...youth employment The funding boost is in response to uncertainties caused by the pandemic and cost of living crisis. The money will be allocated to three projects, with a focus on helping those who are care experienced and those experiencing...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

...to improve ease of application.  Greater opportunities & sustainable travel With the cost of living having increased in recent months, the new scheme will help relieve some of the stresses faced by young people amidst rising energy...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

...families likely to suffer the biggest and hardest consequences. This is alongside the increasing cost of living. Speaking to Children in Scotland, Bill Scott, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission said: “The Commission is very...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned

...the Universal Credit allowance by £20 per week, reversing the increase applied to assist with the cost of living and the impact of the global pandemic. The rollback is the most significant social security cut since the Second World War and the...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty

...powers that Scotland has to reduce poverty. Why is this so needed? For many families, the cost of living is rising faster than their incomes, due to a combination of stagnating wages and the benefits freeze. One million people...


Call 18: Take the next step in participation and food education: give communities the keys to school kitchens

...has had such a negative effect: one person I met was sanctioned for 26 weeks. Meanwhile, the cost of living for families has gone up while real wages are static or decreasing. People are being forced into low-wage jobs or zero-hour contracts....


Insight - Issue 3

Our history

New report explores poverty and the care system
care system Children Poverty research

New resources to support school attendance
Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Young people invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors
child poverty Poverty rights young people

Undergrad students to receive more financial support
care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

Time to talk about mental health
health and wellbeing Mental Health

Our Conferences

The family food shop in an ideal world
Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law
Children's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights


No results found.


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...were forced to cut back on hobbies for their children in the past 12 months as a result of the cost of living crisis. What this means in a nutshell is fairly obvious but important. Not all children and young people living in Scotland are...


Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter

Trustees Week Q&A: Satwat Rehman

...The past few years have been challenging because of austerity, the pandemic and now the deepening cost of living crisis. At such times, it is important for trustees to be there in the background providing reassurance, advice and support when...

board One Parent Families Scotland Satwat Rehman trustees

Unlocking UNCRC incorporation: An interview with Juliet Harris

...last one, we've also had the UNCRC Bill through, but that’s become super challenging with the cost of living crisis. However, the conference brings together a load of people with shared values, who will help to inspire each other, look after...


Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

...and increasing the types of services on offer. In the context of a challenging winter, the cost of living crisis, and evidence of how projects supported by the Fund reacted to rapidly changing circumstances, it is hoped that the report’s...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...uncertainty across Scotland and internationally, with deep concerns about the impact of cost of living increases on families, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our lives and global concerns about the climate emergency and war. It is...

community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

Children in Scotland’s core funding for 2018-19 confirmed

...fund will support 117 charities during the next financial year. We were disappointed that a cost of living increase has not been applied to recipients of the fund but nevertheless, this financial support provides us with vital funds to...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

Vision through our values

Funding the future

How do we support long-term solutions when we’re confronted with a crisis?

New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies
health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”
CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector


No results found.


No results found.


No results found.


Annual Conference 2022

...discussion* (12:30pm-1:10pm) | Child rights, budgeting, & the key to unlocking the cost of living crisis Chair: Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government Panelists: Juliet Harris, Together (Scottish Alliance for...


Our history

Our Conferences


No results found.


No results found.


Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
post

... Magazine / News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Cutting the cost of the school day
postchild poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds
post

...per year on essential education, new research finds Posted 11.05.23 by Alice Hinds cost of living Education free school meals School Parents and caregivers are spending hundreds of pounds every year to send...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Women's cost crisis
post

...affecting women, reveals new report Posted 16 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty New research has found women in Scotland face increasing financial difficulties, with low-income...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding
post

...especially for children in deprived areas. At a time when families are struggling with the cost of living crisis, it is even more essential that we provide this vital support to ensure there are outdoor play options available, free of...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Have your say to help #KeepThePromise
post

...strategic advisor for The Promise, explained that the challenges of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis have meant delivering the original aims of Plan 21-24 would not be realistic by next year, but added that the “task is...

care care experienced people Care Review the Promise

New funding announced to improve childcare
post

...one, and larger families. First Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “Helping families deal with cost of living pressures is one of our key priorities and providing further funding for affordable and accessible school age childcare will help...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Young people’s health worsened by poor quality housing
post

...the UK as a whole, were twice as likely to experience poor quality housing than Scots. The rising cost of living is also expected to add extra pressure for households. Although renters were most likely to report falling behind on housing costs...

Children housing Poverty young people

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces
post

...children can access high quality safe environments free of charge as families grapple with the cost of living crisis. “This funding will support local communities to take forward their plans to improve play parks for children in their...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Encouraging students towards digital tech
post

...level of funding awarded. The Scottish Government has also pledged to match industry support. The cost of living crisis and economic downturn has put a strain on charities and organisations that support the Fund, and now Kraig Brown, the Fund's...

digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities
post

...Nov 25, 2022 More than a third of parents unable to access suitable childcare Nov 22, 2022 cost of living crisis is disproportionately affecting women, reveals new report Nov 16,...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Going hungry
post

...more action to address rising food insecurity Posted 25 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty A coalition of charities has written to the Scottish Government to highlight the...

cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare
post

...access suitable childcare Posted 22 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents New research has revealed that affordability and...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers
post

...looking after a child, meaning they must dip into their own pockets. With inflation rates and the cost of living having significantly increased since then, the situation has only become worse. We are concerned that the cost-of-living crisis will...

care experienced foster care

Bridging Payment to be doubled
post

...following calls from across the sector Posted 11 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Families in Scotland currently in receipt of the Bridging Payment will receive...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Scottish Child Payment to be increased
post

...Nicola Sturgeon is today expected to set out a raft of actions to help households through the cost of living crisis. Currently, the Scottish Child Payment applies if you live in Scotland, are receiving certain benefits and payments and...

child poverty Poverty programme for government

School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families
post

...cleared by the Council in a bid to help ease the financial burden on families during the ongoing cost of living crisis by using excess finances from last year’s budget. The Council has also voted for a one-off £100 payment made directly to...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Funding to help transform family support
post

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary July 01, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis June 17, 2022 Report highlights success of family support programme May 24,...

care Care Review the Promise

New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities
post

...Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Jun 28, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Jun 17, 2022 Grant launched to help families with children of school starting age Jun 8,...

Health Inequality public health

Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary
post

...having a baby are significant. Household budgets are under increasing pressure from the rising cost of living, so it is reassuring to know that all families in Scotland, regardless of their circumstances, have access to essential items needed...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’
post

...Counselling named Charity of the Year 17 June, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis 17 June, 2022 Grant launched to help families of children at school-starting age  8 June,...

equality human rights refugee

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding
post

...youth employment The funding boost is in response to uncertainties caused by the pandemic and cost of living crisis. The money will be allocated to three projects, with a focus on helping those who are care experienced and those experiencing...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
post

...to improve ease of application.  Greater opportunities & sustainable travel With the cost of living having increased in recent months, the new scheme will help relieve some of the stresses faced by young people amidst rising energy...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
post

...families likely to suffer the biggest and hardest consequences. This is alongside the increasing cost of living. Speaking to Children in Scotland, Bill Scott, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission said: “The Commission is very...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned
post

...the Universal Credit allowance by £20 per week, reversing the increase applied to assist with the cost of living and the impact of the global pandemic. The rollback is the most significant social security cut since the Second World War and the...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty
post

...powers that Scotland has to reduce poverty. Why is this so needed? For many families, the cost of living is rising faster than their incomes, due to a combination of stagnating wages and the benefits freeze. One million people...


Call 18: Take the next step in participation and food education: give communities the keys to school kitchens
post

...has had such a negative effect: one person I met was sanctioned for 26 weeks. Meanwhile, the cost of living for families has gone up while real wages are static or decreasing. People are being forced into low-wage jobs or zero-hour contracts....


Insight - Issue 3
post
New report explores poverty and the care system
postcare system Children Poverty research

New resources to support school attendance
postAttainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Young people invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors
postchild poverty Poverty rights young people

Undergrad students to receive more financial support
postcare experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

Time to talk about mental health
posthealth and wellbeing Mental Health

The family food shop in an ideal world
postFamilies Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law
postChildren's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights