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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.

 

Greater Manchester comes together for Challenge Poverty Week

By Hollie Griss, Communications and Media Officer at GMPA On Monday 16 October, individuals and organisations from across Greater Manchester came together to consider how we can end poverty in our city-region. To kick off Challenge Poverty Week, we organised an all-day event in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Combined…

How can we address health inequalities in ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods?

By Dr Luke Munford, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Manchester England, and the UK more broadly, is a deeply unequal country. Health, wealth, and opportunities to thrive differ greatly depending on where we live, work, and play. MPs and local elected officials set-up an All-Party Parliamentary…

Living with Dignity in 2023: the Minimum Income Standard for the UK

By Matt Padley, Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Social Policy at Loughborough University What do people need to live with dignity in the UK today? What kind of living standards do we as a society agree that everyone in the UK should be able to achieve? How can…

GMPA launches new training offer

By Tom Waring, Business Development Executive at GMPA We at Greater Manchester Poverty Action are very excited to share our new training offer with you. What is our new training offer?  Through our new training offer, we can share our leading expertise in how best to prevent and reduce poverty. …

Addressing Education and Health Inequity in the North of England

By Mallory Morehead, Programme Manager at the Centre for Applied Education Research and Megan Wood, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds Children in the North of England experience rates of poverty well above those in the South. Growing up in poverty means children are more likely to experience…

Kellogg’s and GMPA urge nationwide rollout of Money Matters

Our Money Matters debt and benefits advice service in schools has seen local families boost their income by up to £24,000 in a year. Across the UK, an estimated £19 billion worth of benefits goes unclaimed each year, as many find it too complicated or time-consuming to go through the…

Launch of Enterprising Communities Fund

By Sheenagh Young, CEO at South Manchester Credit Union and Chair of SoundPound Consortium Greater Manchester is about to be the first place in the UK where local credit unions invest directly in local social enterprises through an innovative £4.1million investment fund for organisations and businesses trading for social good,…

Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership: A collaborative anti-poverty approach

By Dawn Kaveney, Volunteer Development Worker at Manchester Mind As a collective Manchester Mind, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre (CHAC), Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and Manchester Refugee Support Network believe in the power of information and advice to support change, and that there is strength in our communities. This has…

Join the GM VCSE Anti-Poverty Forum

By Aisha Muhammad, Public Policy Officer at Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) GMPA chairs the Greater Manchester VCSE anti-poverty forum, established under the delivery of the Greater Manchester VCSE Accord to build on existing strengths of VCSE sector across the ten boroughs. The forum brings together VCSE organisations from across…
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