- What policies are needed to reduce poverty?
- How can we deliver security for more of Britain’s households?
- What can be done to build support for an effective anti-poverty strategy?
If you’re interested in discussing these questions, come along to the launch of the latest project by the Dole Animators.
Last autumn, Leeds-based Dole Animators (a group of individuals with experience of poverty and the benefits system) worked with Dr Ruth Patrick (University of Liverpool) and graphic designer, Dan Farley, to develop a visual illustration of their ideas for addressing poverty and insecurity in the UK.
The event will see the Dole Animators present their conclusions and lead a discussion on solutions to poverty.
This will be followed by responses from:
- Nick Carter & Andrew Grinnell – Leeds Poverty Truth Commission
- Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite – Research Associate at Newcastle University and author of Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain
- Simon Duffy – Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform
- Gavin Aitchison, Head of the Poverty Media Unit at Church Action on Poverty
The discussion will be chaired by Jane Hustwit, Chair of York CVS
There will be plenty of time for discussion, with participants invited to share their perspectives on what might make a difference in tackling poverty.
This free event will take place from 4.30pm to 6.00pm on Tuesday 27 June at the CarriageWorks Theatre, Millenium Square, Leeds.
If you can’t attend the event, you can follow the action at #goodsociety