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August 2013
The Centre has been lucky enough to receive funding from the Scottish Legal Aid Board to provide additional welfare rights, debt and money advice through new members of staff!  We know how much the community needs this support and thank the Scottish Legal Aid Board for their generosity.

August 2012

The Centre is hosting a 'snakes and ladders' fun day on Friday the 7th September at Three Queens Square in Clydebank.  Activities will include a giant poverty-themed board game aimed at raising awareness about poverty, a bouncy castle, and lots and lots of information about poverty, benefits and money.  Come along and join us!

March 2012

Our latest campaign report on the ongoing welfare reforms has just been uploaded to our website.  The report, entitled 'Inequality in the Welfare State?', tracks the cases of some of our clients who have recently battled with the welfare system.  It looks specifically at how the new rules and assessment procedures for Employment and Support Allowance could be considered to violent people's human rights, based on the Equality Act (2010).

November 2011

Our website was updated early this month with our annual report 2010-11, following our Annual General Meeting.

October 2011

The Centre was at the centre of a lot of press coverage on food poverty, driven by Oxfam Scotland, this month.  Some of our client's appeared on the BBC and STV lunchtime and evening news, sharing their expreiences with the public.  Our Chairperson also had the opportunity to discuss these issues on the radio.

June 2011

Our campaign against the reassessment of all people on Incapacity Benefit under new Employment Support Allowance rules reached new heights this month.  We submitted evidence to the Parliamentary inquiry into ESA and the Work Capability Assessment.  This has been made publicly available and can be found by clicking here. You can view the other 62 pieces of evidence submitted to the inquiry here.

To see the minister for work and pensions answering the committee's questions, click here.

June 2011

We had a visit this month from a representative of Seedco, an American non-profit organisation that aims to improve the economic prospects of individuals and communities.  We had a fruitful discussion around the growing 'welfare to work' agenda of the British government and how this compares to the situation in the United States.

March 2011

Website update: we have now completed all of the pages on this site.  Please feel free to place a link to us on your website and make recommendations for improvements.


January 2011

Dr. Harry Burns Chief Medical Officer for Scotland visited the Centre this month.  He commended the work that we do and the value that is brought to the community on such a small budget.


December 2010

Naked Eye have visited the Centre to film a number of comments by Centre users on globalisation and poverty.  They have also filmed extensively in and around the town of Clydebank for the project, which is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  The view the film, click here.

October 2010

A short film made by Centre users called ‘Tae Sail on Them is No Their Fate’ was screened at Clydebank Town Hall, the Document Film Festival in Glasgow, and the Scottish Parliament.  The film is about the history of Clydebank and its impact on poverty in the area.


Click here to see the film.

Please contact us at info@irc-clydebank.co.uk or on 0141 951 4040 if you would like any further details on the news items on this page.

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