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Breakout A4 Learning from poverty truth commissions

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Dan Oliver, Head of Programmes for GM Poverty ActionDan Oliver

Greater Manchester Poverty Action
Dan has worked for organisations at local, regional and national levels, including Christian Aid and the National Crime Agency. He is an experienced Community Organiser and has used his skills in charities and social enterprises to achieve change. This included being a leading member of a campaign to deliver a National Databank, providing mobile data for those in crisis to keep them connected in our modern society.

Dan leads GMPA’s Programmes team, delivering innovative programmatic responses to poverty across Greater Manchester. These programmes are designed to boost household incomes and financial resilience, and/or to ensure that those living in or affected by poverty are involved in reducing and preventing it.

Dan is passionate about communities leading change and is keen to explore how we embed lived experience in decision-making processes across Greater Manchester. He has led other lived experience programmes and is passionate about bringing people and networks together to share power and create positive change.  Dan lives in Stockport with his family. Outside of his GMPA role, he runs a youth group and raises money for a national cancer charity.


Lorenza Rizzo for GM Poverty ActionLorenza Rizzo

Trafford Poverty Truth Commission
Lorenza is a Community Commissioner for Trafford Poverty Truth Commission. She is a mum of two, and is passionate about everyone having access to fresh food. Lorenza worked full time for many years. She supports other women in her local area and brings energy and experience to our Poverty Truth Commission.



Claire Vibert for GM Poverty ActionClaire Vibert

Trafford Poverty Truth Commission
Claire is the coordinator of the Trafford Poverty Truth Commission. She is passionate about tackling poverty, and giving people a voice so that they are part of the solution to the problems they face. A former civil servant, Claire believes in the power of communities and the Poverty Truth Commission approach.


Lindsay Brindley

Trafford Poverty Truth Commission
Lindsay is a Civic Commissioner for Trafford Poverty Truth Commission. She is the headteacher at Lostock High School. Lindsay loves the Stretford community and especially the young people within it. She has a passion for safeguarding, inclusion, education and social justice.


Trafford PTC logo for GM Poverty ActionTrafford Poverty Truth Commission

Trafford Poverty Truth Commission brings together residents of Trafford with lived experience of poverty, with leaders in the public, private and third sector. Our aim is to create deep understanding of the causes and impacts of poverty, and use this understanding to develop new ideas to prevent and alleviate poverty in Trafford.

We are funded by Trafford Council and Trafford Housing Trust, and run by Stretford Public Hall.


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