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Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) supports our network of stakeholders with information and knowledge about poverty, with a strong focus on policy and practice that reduces and prevents poverty.

On this page you can access our latest articles relating to different aspects of poverty, which have all featured in our fortnightly newsletter.

Please get in touch if you would like to submit an article to be considered for inclusion.

 

Money Matters – over £300,000 for local families!

By Daniel Oliver, Head of Programmes at Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) GMPA's Money Matters programme has so far helped families across Trafford, Manchester, Stockport and Rochdale to gain more than £300,000 in household income. Our Money Matters programme launched in June 2022 and has gone from strength to strength,…

GMPA issues joint briefing with partner organisations campaigning for the protection of local welfare support

By Laura Burgess, Senior Policy & Research Advisor at Greater Manchester Poverty Action Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is proud to work alongside partner organisations like The Children’s Society, The Trussell Trust, End Furniture Poverty and many more in campaigning for a long-term, sustainable future for local welfare assistance schemes…

New research highlights why tackling child poverty in the North West must be top of the priority list for political parties this General Election

By Hollie Griss, Communications and Media Officer at Greater Manchester Poverty Action New research on local levels of child poverty, carried out by Loughborough University for the End Child Poverty Coalition, provides new information on child poverty across North West England. This highlights that a shocking 37% of all children…

Divided by despair – exploring deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide across England

By Christine Camacho, PhD Fellow ARC-GM at the University of Manchester and Dr Luke Munford, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Manchester     In the wake of the 'Deaths of Despair' (DoD) phenomenon observed in the United States in 2015, Christine Camacho and Dr Luke Munford explore…

Pushed under, pushed out

By Kiri Adams, Social Policy Manager at Christians Against Poverty You will often find debt and poverty come hand in hand. Low income, poor living standards, ill health, relationship breakdown and unemployment are all interconnected. Yet, until recently, very little research had been undertaken to explore the link between debt,…

How might the two-child limit policy be affecting children’s early learning?

By Simran Motiani, Analyst (A Fairer Start) at Nesta Implemented in 2017, the two-child limit policy restricts support for families via Universal Credit or Child Tax Credits to the first two children in a household. As of April 2023, around 1.5 million children live in households affected by this policy,…

Introducing a child lock: Save the Children’s campaign to secure children’s futures

By Meghan Meek-O'Connor, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor at Save the Children Child poverty in this country has become a fact of life: ‘too big to tackle, and too familiar to notice’. There are 4.2 million children growing up in poverty, which equates to nine children in a class of…

Designing systems that care

By Hannah Webster, Co-Founder at Care Full Care Full - a new organisation launched this year by myself and co-founder Ruth Hannan - explores what a system that enables us to care for ourselves, each other and the planet, by design, looks like. This is a contrast to the design…

Under-valued (paid and unpaid) care work drives poverty and inequalities: here are six ways governments can change that

By Silvia Galandini, Domestic Poverty Lead at Oxfam GB and Claire Spoors, Advocacy Adviser (UK Inequality) at Oxfam GB   Oxfam’s new paper sets out how the systemic undervaluation of care creates and deepens the link between caring and poverty, and fuels existing inequalities. Every day, millions of people across…
i3oz9sUnder-valued (paid and unpaid) care work drives poverty and inequalities: here are six ways governments can change that