Lecturer in Public Health, University of Stirling


The Scottish People's Health Manifesto






This Friday, as part of my work with the People's Health Movement (Scotland), we'll be hosting an event at the DECLARATION Festival in Glasgow. This event will explore the meaning of the right to an adequate standard of living within the context of Scottish society. It will identify the impact of an inadequate living standard on health inequalities and provide a forum for discussion and debate about potential solutions for addressing this challenge, including the role of arts and film. 

Friday, 4 March 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (GMT) 
Centre for Contemporary Arts - 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD GB
Free, 15+


At the event PHM Scotland will be launching an alternative manifesto, The Scottish People's Health Manifesto. The Manifesto comprises a list of twenty demands, set around six key themes that have arisen from a partnership of individuals, organisations and community groups from across the country. They have been compiled from a process of dialogue and debate which actively sought to engage a wide and inclusive range of voices and perspectives, many of which are not heard when forging national health policies. The demands are not all-inclusive and are not designed to be. The aim is around conversation, debate and ultimately change for the better. If you're interested in reading The Manifesto a copy can be found here.