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Challenge Poverty Week 2022

A purse with coins on the right. Centre has text that says "Challenge Poverty Week. 3 - 9 October."

Times are hard, and getting harder, for hundreds of thousands of people across the country; a rising flood of living costs is pulling more and more people towards poverty.

South Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnership is taking part in Challenge Poverty Week 2022 and working with our schools, libraries and communities to highlight the support and advice available for South Lanarkshire residents through the current cost of living crisis.

We will have various free events on offer over the week (from digital support sessions to information events) and a host of information about what help is available across our social media channels.

Blantyre Library
2pm to 3pm - Craft Group 

Hamilton Town House Library
11am to 1pm – Craft Club (free during Challenge Poverty Week).

Low Parks Museum
Launch of CPP Action Plan

South Lanarkshire Schools
Tackling Poverty and Inequality Class lessons

Avondale Community Wing (Strathaven Library)
2pm to 3pm - Memories Scotland Reminiscence Group

East Kilbride Central Library
2pm to 3.30pm - Memories Scotland Reminiscence Group

Larkhall Library
Readers Group

Rutherglen Library
10.30am to 12pm - Knitting group

Uddingston Library
1.30pm to 5pm - Digital Drop In

Carluke Library
2pm to 3pm - Knitting Group

Hillhouse Library
10am to  12pm - Craft Group

Ballerup Hall, Civic Centre Andrew Street, East Kilbride, G74 1AB
4pm to 6.30pm - Community Networking Event

Hamilton Town House Library
2pm to 4pm – Reminiscence Club

Lanark Library
All day - Digital Drop In (appointments preferred and can be booked by phoning 0155 566 1144, but not essential).

Lesmahagow Library
3.30pm - Book Group

Agape Wellbeing Centre, 22 Cornwall Way, East Kilbride, G74 1JR
Drop-in 11am to 3pm - CommuniTEA Info Event. Organisations will be present to discuss concerns with the rising cost of energy bills, financial advice and much more.

Hamilton Town House Library
2pm to 3pm - Talk on Mary’s Meals Charity

For more information contact the community engagement team by emailing or phoning 0303 123 1017.