Guest blog from Roseanna Macdonald, Equality and Rights Network (EaRN)Well it’s over halfway through Challenge Poverty Week and we are fresh off the back of our consultation event to address poverty and inequality in Edinburgh and surrounding areas (read the first blog about it here). We had a mix of representatives from public services, third sector workers and interested individuals attend, as well as a guest speaker from Fairer Scotland to tell us about the initiatives the Scottish Government is taking to create more equal Scotland by 2030.
Here are a few thoughts we took away from the great discussions to turn into action points for coming months:
It is this space – the intersection between inequalities – that EaRN will inhabit, through connecting individuals, organisations and public services with one another to address equality issues together rather than in isolation.
A key element of this will be the role of our volunteer Equalities Ambassadors, who will provide a crucial link between public services and the people who are experiencing inequality, discrimination and marginalisation every day.
If you would like more information about becoming a member of EaRN, or about the volunteer Equalities Ambassador role, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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