The Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Forum is open to representatives from third sector organisations in Falkirk, to share good practice, information, skills, experience and resources in order to tackle Poverty locally.
This includes tackling financial exclusion and building financial capability, tackling food poverty and increasing access to affordable food and tackling low skills and raising aspirations.
As a thematic mirror forum, issues arising from the Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Forum are taken forward by the forum representative to the Community Planning Partnership via the Poverty theme meetings, supported by CVS Falkirk staff.
Tackling Poverty – Our Area Will be a Fairer & More Equal Place to Live
Terms of Reference
Online Discussion Boards
Alongside the 4 forum meetings a year, we now facilitate an Online Discussion Board to support the work of the forum. The purpose of this discussion board is to allow colleagues to share information, raise issues and ask questions between the quarterly meetings. These discussions will be used to help to influence the agendas of upcoming meetings, with outcomes of conversations being fed back to the discussion boards. You can access the discussion board for this forum by clicking on the following link: Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Forum Online Discussion Board.
The Online Discussion Boards are publicly accessible, but you will need to register, and be logged in to be able to contribute to the discussions.
The forum continues to support “virtual” membership through the Online Discussion Boards. We realise it is not always possible to attend a meeting in person. As a virtual member of the forum you will have the opportunity to access the agendas and minutes of meetings through this page, engage with other forum members and take part in the discussion boards, raise issues and influence the work of the forum.
We hope you enjoy using the online discussion boards. If you do have any queries, or have any issues accessing or using the discussion boards, please contact Laura Jamieson by phone: 01324 692003, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates of future meetings
- Thursday 19th March 2020
- Thursday 25th June 2020
- Thursday 17th September 2020
- Thursday 10th December 2020
All meetings will be held from 10am-12pm and unless stated above, will be held at the CVS Falkirk office, Unit 6 The Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR.
Agenda for next meeting: Thursday 19th March 2020.
If there are any issues, speakers or areas of interest you would like added to the agenda of future meetings, please contact Scott Malcolm, Development Officer – Championing the Sector and Volunteering at CVS Falkirk by email: Scott.Malcolm@cvsfalkirk.org.uk
Minutes and Agendas of Previous Meetings
- Minutes of Thursday 12th December 2019 (available soon), Agenda 12.12.19, Presentation: Poverty Awareness Programme
- Minutes of Thursday 19th September 2019 (meeting cancelled)
- Minutes of Thursday 27th June 2019, Agenda 27.06.19, Presentation: Denny and Dunipace Citizen’s Advice Bureau
- Minutes of Thursday 21st March 2019, Agenda 21.03.19, Presentation: Social Security Scotland
Scott Malcolm: 01324 692010, Scott.Malcolm@cvsfalkirk.org.uk