accepted definition of poverty is:
"When a person's resources (mainly their
material resources) are not sufficient to meet their minimum needs
(including social participation)."
Foundation - 2014
Poverty is a
growing problem across the UK, with around 1 in 5 people in
Scotland living in relative poverty (After Housing Costs) in the
2015-18. Poverty levels vary by area, and are higher for certain
groups such as lone parents, disabled people and those from a
minority ethnic background.
There is no
single solution to tackle poverty. To effectively help individuals
and families to move out of poverty requires a broad range of
Government's Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan sets out the key
drivers of poverty reduction, these are summarised in the diagram