Events are taking place across West Lothian from 7-11 October to mark Challenge Poverty Week.
Challenge Poverty Week is a national campaign designed to show that poverty exists in Scotland and affects us all, that people can work to end it, that it restricts people's ability to take part in society and that it can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs of living.
West Lothian Council's Advice Shop Service are hosting workshop sessions and roadshow events across West Lothian during Challenge Poverty Week to provide support and raise awareness.
Leader of West Lothian Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: "Too many people are trapped in the grips of poverty and don't have the means to escape. Challenge Poverty Week gives us an opportunity to highlight that there is help and support available and the chance to talk about what we can all do to address this growing issue. Hopefully our events will mean that individuals who are suffering the effects of poverty can get the appropriate support and advice to help unlock their full potential."
If you want to get involved and take part in discussion about poverty in your community why not pop along to the community discussion on Wednesday 9 October @ Bathgate Partnership Centre from 2pm - 4pm.
For more details on events taking place during Challenge Poverty Week please visit