Poverty and Inequalities Partnership

Find out more about the Poverty and Inequalities Partnership.


  • To drive forward the Community Planning Poverty and Inequalities Strategy through a shared Action Plan
  • To work on and develop collaborative projects that tackle poverty and inequalities
  • To share advice from a "lived experience" perspective
  • To access expertise from other areas and at national level and share our work with them
  • To identify any hidden barriers to access and participation and ways of overcoming them
  • To create opportunities for engagement between partner organisations and people experiencing poverty
  • To act as a forum for consultation, engagement and information exchange
  • To take a partnership approach to the monitoring and evaluation of the shared Action Plan reporting to the Community Planning Partnership Board


Public Sector

  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • NHS D&G
  • Social Security Scotland

Third Sector

  • Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service
  • Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership
  • Loreburn Housing Association
  • Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway
  • Community Planning Diversity and Equality Working Group (representative from the equality groups)


  • Two members of the Tackling Poverty Reference Group
  • Member of the Living Reference Group on the Scottish National Action Plan (SNAP) on human rights
  • Independent Chair

Vacancy - Chairperson of the Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Partnership (voluntary role/ position)

We are seeking a highly motivated, credible and confident leader to take on this exciting role which will play a key part in tackling poverty and inequalities within Dumfries & Galloway.

Please note that the Closing Date is Wednesday 24 May 2023 and for more background and details on the Post, please contact Mark Molloy, Lead Officer for Tackling Poverty and Inequalities, Dumfries and Galloway Council by e-mail on Mark.Molloy@dumgal.gov.uk  or by phone on 07500 839 621.

Background information and research 

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