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Events[edit | edit source]

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John Evans Co-production Week 2023
Authors: Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date: Jun 7, 2023

Networks[edit | edit source]

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More in Common: a UK network of groups promoting Jo Cox's humanitarian message in their community.
Authors: The Great Get Together, Jul 7, 2020

Resources[edit | edit source]

Warm welcome spaces[edit | edit source]

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Warm Welcome - Come out with a smile on your face
Authors: Warm Welcome, Oct 4, 2023
  • Warm Welcome Campaign
  • Despair and Dignity – Warm Spaces and the need for Government to catch up with Civil Society, on right-here.org (date not found), We’re Right Here is a campaign working to build a united movement for community power, added 17:32, 19 December 2023 (UTC)

Video[edit | edit source]

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Isolated Men, Men at the Margins, Age UK
Authors: Age UK, Apr 3, 2019
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map - Living Wage Foundation

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

StreetLink, enables the public to alert local authorities in England about people sleeping rough in their area. W

Funding community action[edit | edit source]

  • Community groups tackling loneliness to benefit from £4m fund. Local Connections Fund will be open to charities and interest groups that reduce social isolation. Book clubs, walking groups and other community projects will be able to apply for a £4 million fund designed to help reduce loneliness in the coming months.

The Local Connections Fund – made up of £2 million from the Government and £2 million from The National Lottery Community Fund – will be used for hundreds of small grants worth between £300 and £2,500.

These investments are designed to help local organizations bring people and communities together as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Dec 9, 2020[1]

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Campaigns[edit | edit source]

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Women carry the burden of a broken care system, Age UK
Authors: Age UK, Mar 8, 2019

Poverty in the UK[edit | edit source]

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Poverty in the United Kingdom is the condition experienced by the portion of the population of the United Kingdom that lacks adequate financial resources for a certain standard of living, as defined under the various measures of poverty.

Data based on incomes published in 2016 by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that, after housing costs have been taken into consideration, the number of people living in the UK in relative poverty to be 13.44m (21% of the population). The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), reported that in 2021, about 1 in 5 ( 20%) of people in the UK lived in poverty. In their report, the JRF said that over the last 25 years, children have had the highest poverty rates. Despite this, poverty in children has still gone down significantly, going from about a third (34%) of all children living in poverty to what it is today (27%).

In 2019, Full Fact found that the British poverty rate is "almost exactly the same level as the EU average (17%)", much lower than the DWP figures due to differences in calculation methods between countries.

In 2018, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights said that British Government policies and cuts to social support "are entrenching high levels of poverty and inflicting unnecessary misery", "driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity". His report was rejected by the British Government, pointing to rising household incomes, declining income inequality and one million people fewer in absolute poverty since 2010.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. gov.uk, press release
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