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Bridging the gap

Six out of 10 children in poverty are from families where at least one adult is employed but exacerbated by low wages and rising costs of living. Scotland’s poorest households have seen the largest decrease in income with the equivalent of £20 a week.

Inverclyde contains a disproportionate number of the poor, the vulnerable and the desperate. Child poverty in Inverclyde  is at an all  time high of 26%,increased from 24% in 2011 making the district joint 4th poorest council area in Scotland.

The Foodbank distributed  3 day emergency food parcels to 891 local children in severe poverty, an increase of 500 from the previous year.

 

None of these 891 children will enjoy a family holiday. We risk creating a situation where poverty is so stark that children grow up in parallel worlds where rich and poor families have entirely different lifestyles that are poles apart.

Inverclyde is amongst the highest areas for deprivation in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) statistics.


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Travels by Western Ferries

western ferries logoThe children and their families will travel by Western Ferries from McInroy's Point Gourock to Hunters Quay. During their journey, they will experience and enjoy the beautiful scenery and spectacular views of the Argyllshire Hills and Firth of Clyde.

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation under the Charities and Trustee (Scotland) Act 2005.

Our charity number is SC044563.

‘Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity.
It is an act of justice.
It is the protection of a fundamental
human right, the right to dignity and
a decent life .’ - Nelson Mandela

Contact:
Pat Burke (Chairman)

Address:
17 Langhouse Place
Inverkip
PA16 0EW

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01475 521808
07801 472081

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