East Lothian Poverty Commission - Calls for Evidence from Organisations

Closed 27 Jun 2016

Opened 7 Mar 2016


About the East Lothian Poverty Commission

The East Lothian Poverty Commission is a group of independent people who are examining what poverty looks like in the county. We have given our time voluntarily to support the work of the Commission because we care about the issue of poverty and how it affects people in our local communities.

Our main task will be to work to identify key actions that local organisations and individuals, working in partnership, can undertake to help people to move out of poverty or lessen its impact on people’s lives. To do this, we are asking local organisations and local people to share their knowledge and experience with us.

Call for Evidence from organisations

We want to know the views of a wide range of organisations and people in the community about poverty, its causes and impacts. We want to hear what local organisations are doing to tackle and alleviate poverty and your ideas for ways in which we can tackle poverty.

How your organisation can respond to the Call for Evidence

You can respond to the Call for Evidence in any of the following ways:

  1. Complete our online submission form below
  2. Complete and return the attached evidence submission form (by post or email)
  3. Prepare a video or other recorded submission that the Commissioners can consider
  4. Invite the Commission to visit your Community organisation, group or workplace to hear your views and share your experiences

Please submit your evidence by Monday 16th May 2016

How to submit your evidence

  • Use the online form below
  • Email: povertycommission@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • Video evidence: please upload your video to Youtube or Dropbox (or similar service) and send us the link. Alternatively get in touch and we can arrange for you to send your video to us
  • In person: contact us to arrange for us to meet with you or your community organisation
  • By phone: 01620 827134
  • By post: East Lothian Poverty Commission, c/o Corporate Policy and Improvement, East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA


* Personal Experiences of Poverty*

The Commission also wants to hear from individuals who know what it is like to live in poverty. Can your organisation help us to hear their stories?

  • Share information / stories / case studies with us that you have already gathered
  • Host a session with those you work with to gather their stories (please get in touch so we can help you to do this)
  • Complete the 'Call for Evidence - Personal Stories and Experiences' form and submit this



  • All Areas


  • Third Sector
  • Parents and Guardians


  • Poverty
  • Social Inclusion
  • Fuel Poverty