GMPA Training logoGreater Manchester Poverty Action provides training to organisations working to address poverty across the city region and the rest of the UK. We aim to support organisations to better understand some of the complexities around poverty. This includes training in how poverty is measured and how to identify data to understanding the recent history of welfare reform and how it affects different groups of people.

We offer three different courses.

Understanding poverty data.Exploring the poverty premiumRisk of poverty among different groups.
Full day course
Future dates will be announced
Half day course.
9.30 - 12.30 Wednesday 11th September, 2019
Half day course.
9.30 - 12.30 Wednesday 6th November, 2019
Do you want to understand more about how poverty is measured and where you can access data? This course is for organisations who wish to strengthen the case for their work by presenting accurate and relevant data about poverty to funders, supporters and policy makers.Low income consumers in the UK face several disadvantages in the marketplace. Understanding this issue can support service providers, businesses and policymakers to identify changes in policy and practice that can help mitigate the impact of the poverty premium, minimising the risk of debt and financial hardship among people on low incomes.Risk of poverty among different groups of the population is not static and has changed considerably over the decades. This half day course will look at trends in poverty in the UK among different groups and support participants to think about their own client base and how they can effectively target and design projects and services.
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In addition, we are keen to support organisations to develop their knowledge in the following areas:

  • The growth of food poverty in the UK;
  • Identifying and influencing decision makers;
  • Devolution in Greater Manchester;
  • Welfare reform and its implications;
  • How to work effectively with people with lived experience of poverty.

Income raised through training and consultancy will be used to fund GMPA’s core costs. We will endeavour to keep the cost of attending our training courses low.

We are currently developing our offer to meet the needs of organisations across the VCSE, public and private sectors as well as post graduate students.

As well as open training courses, we are happy to discuss providing in-house training and consultancy to organisations requiring a bespoke package of support. This could be particularly useful for organisations with a number of staff who require knowledge in certain areas.