By Hannah Lamberth, Tameside PTC Facilitator
We are delighted to announce that tickets for the launch event of the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission are now available.
Poverty Truth Commissions are a unique and powerful way of developing new insights and initiatives to tackle poverty, taking place in over 15 towns and cities across the UK. They are built on a principle of participatory decision-making to tackle poverty, in which people with lived experience of poverty build relationships with those in positions of influence. Working together over an extended period of time, they co-create meaningful and longer-term solutions and change. The key principle behind Poverty Truth Commissions is that decisions about poverty must involve people who directly face poverty.
The Tameside Poverty Truth Commission
With the support of a start-up group consisting of a variety of Tameside organisations, charities and businesses, GMPA has established the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission. Over recent months Grassroots commissioners, people with direct experiences of poverty, have been meeting together to explore what it means to live in poverty in Tameside. Civic and business leaders have been recruited to join the commission after the launch event. You can read more about the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission here.
This launch event is an opportunity for anyone working within, or with an interest in tackling poverty within Tameside, to hear these stories about the impact of poverty from people who we seek to serve. The event will be thought-provoking and challenging and demonstrate that while there are many incredible initiatives to tackle poverty in Tameside, there is still much to be done.
Once the launch event has been completed, the grassroots commissioners and civic and business leaders will start meeting regularly to build relationships with each other and identify issues that they would like to address collectively. After 12-18 months we will draw the project to a close and hold a closing event to share what we have collectively achieved.
Your invitation to the Launch event
The event will take place on Tuesday November 9th 2021 from 11:00 – 13:30 and will be held at the
4C Community Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 9AN.
The link below provides more information about the event, as well as the booking form.
Places are extremely limited so please book now to avoid disappointment.
Administrator and Events Organiser – Tameside Poverty Truth Commission
Greater Manchester Poverty Action
The Tameside Poverty Truth Commission is a Greater Manchester Poverty Action programme.