Measuring poverty and social exclusion

Howden Park Centre, Livingston.
Howden Park Centre, Livingston.

People and organisations with an interest in housing and poverty issues are invited to attend a free seminar at Howden Park Centre, Livingston.

Attendees on Monday, August 25, from 9am to noon, will hear about the findings of a new piece of research into poverty, housing and social exclusion.

The research was completed in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, the University of Glasgow and a number of other agencies.

Executive councillor for social policy Danny Logue said: “This looks like it will be an extremely interesting conference.

“We hope that it will attract people and organisations with a particular interest in housing and poverty issues.”

The aim of the conference is to improve ways of measuring poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and standards of living.

It also aims to measure the change in the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion over the past 10 years and produce policy-relevant results about their causes and outcomes and how best to address them.

The keynote speaker for the event is Professor Glen Bramley from Heriot-Watt University’s School of Built Environment.

Attendees will have a choice of three workshops, Housing Options and Preventing Homelessness, Advice and Support for Private Tenants, Energy Saving in the Home.

To book a free place call 01506 283000 option 3 or e-mail