Greater Manchester Poverty Action carries out research and we campaign for changes in policy both locally and nationally so that the structural and systematic causes of poverty are addressed. This page includes updates on our most recent policy work and forthcoming activities.

Recent and upcoming policy and research work

Local welfare assistance schemes research

In a major study GMPA looked at the collapse in crisis support in England, tracking the fall in support provided to people needing help to live independently in their own homes or facing a sudden financial crisis.

For full details of the research published on 19th September 2018 you click here.

Local child poverty strategy seminar

With the Westminster Government no longer having its own child poverty strategy in place and seemingly having abandoned this agenda, it is increasingly important that local authorities and their partners work to fill the vacuum. On 26th October 2018 GMPA is holding a seminar looking at the need for local child and family strategies and how local authorities can ensure they have effective strategies in place. Speakers include Lisa Nandy MP.

Please book via EventBrite.

Good Employment

GMPA and the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign submitted a joint response to the Combined Authority’s consultation on introducing an employer’s charter for the city region.  You can read our response here

The Poverty Premium

You can read GMPA’s response to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty Inquiry: Poverty Premium and Business Toolkit here[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]