Social security in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is working to support local authorities and other stakeholders to advance conversations about social security provision across the city region. This involves creating opportunities to develop policy thinking and ensuring that local welfare powers (e.g. local welfare assistance schemes) are fully utilised to help address poverty. We advocate for inclusive and accessible approaches to local welfare provision, and a ‘cash first’ approach to support so that people are given maximum choice, dignity and control.
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