The Power of Place in Tackling Poverty

A conference on the role of local places in driving down poverty and boosting living standards

Our agenda:

09:45 AM

OPENING & INTRODUCTIONS

  • Graham Whitham CEO @ Greater Manchester Poverty Action

10:00 AM

PLENARY ONE: DEVOLUTION AND POVERTY

  • Kate Green Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester

10:15 AM

MORNING BREAKOUTS

OPTION 1: DESIGNING EFFECTIVE LOCAL WELFARE SYSTEMS

  • Claire Donovan Head of Policy, Research & Campaigns @ End Furniture Poverty
  • Gareth Evans Founder @ Cash Perks
  • Dr Jed Meers Senior Lecturer in Law @ University of York
  • Abby Preston Project Officer @ Independent Food Aid Network

OPTION 2: MAXIMISING BENEFIT UPTAKE – WHAT WORKS?

  • Manjeet McCartney Financial Inclusion Officer @ Greater Manchester Poverty Action
  • Rich Jones CEO @ St Andrew‘s Community Network

OPTION 3: LOCALISED SUPPORT FOR UNPAID CARERS

  • Claire Spoors Advocacy Adviser @ Oxfam
  • Ramzi Suleiman Policy and Public Affairs Manager @ Carers Trust
  • Hannah Webster Co-Founder @ Care Full

OPTION 4: POTENTIAL NOT POVERTY – CHILDREN TELLING THEIR STORIES ON THEIR TERMS

  • Julie Wilson Executive Lead for the Smallshaw Hurst Children’s Community @ Save the Children
  • Gemma Munday Senior Story Producer @ Save the Children
  • Meghan Meek-O’Connor Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor @ Save the Children

11:15 AM

PLENARY TWO: IMPORTANCE OF PLACE-BASED PARTNERSHIPS

  • Liam Eagleston CEO @ Steve Morgan Foundation

11:30 AM

MORNING BREAKOUTS (REPEATED)

12:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM

WELCOME BACK

  • Graham Whitham CEO @ Greater Manchester Poverty Action

1:40 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS

OPTION 1: PUTTING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DUTY INTO PRACTICE

  • Laura Burgess Senior Policy & Research Advisor @ Greater Manchester Poverty Action
  • Jess McQuail Director @ Just Fair

OPTION 2: WHAT ELSE CAN EMPLOYERS DO?

  • Claire Wood Director @ Datesand Group
  • Dr Helen Wareham Senior Data Analyst @ Bridge Group
  • Ian McArthur Director @ Good Employment Charter

OPTION 3: BUILDING COMMUNITY POWER

  • Bekele Woyecha Senior Campaigner @ Centre for Progressive Change
  • Rivka Shaw Policy Officer @ Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
  • Tiffany Joseph Centre Manager @ Saathi House

OPTION 4: ANTI-POVERTY STRATEGIES

2:30 PM

BREAK

2:40 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS (REPEATED)

3:30 PM

PANEL Q&A: LOOKING AHEAD – THE ROLE OF LOCALITIES BEYOND THE GENERAL ELECTION

Facilitator:

  • Hannah Al-Othman News Reporter @ The Sunday Times

Speakers:

  • Debbie Abrahams Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth
  • Ruth Patrick Professor of Social Policy @ University of York
  • Abi O’Connor Researcher @ New Economics Foundation
  • Nicole Sykes Director of Policy and Communications @ Pro Bono Economics

4:15 PM

CLOSE

  • Graham Whitham CEO @ Greater Manchester Poverty Action
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