Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Rethinking Poverty is a hub for discussions on creating a good and just society

Here you will find blogs on how to #BuildBackBetter to achieve social and climate justice and create a society free from poverty and inequality. Our aim is to build the narrative and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Recognising the value of community organising

By Bonnie Hewson

28 June, 2022

The past five years of working on the place-based funding programme, Empowering Places, has opened my eyes to the benefits of community organising. One of the themes that has run through my time working for Power to Change has...

Housing co-ops could solve housing crisis in Canada

24 June, 2022

The housing affordability crisis seems impossible to solve. Policies intended to help people priced out of the market often serve to fan the flames and increase costs. An example is tax-free down payment plans like the one just announced...

Local government at the heart of a just transition

By Ellie Radcliffe

8 June, 2022

As the energy price cap rises today, CLES Senior Researcher, Ellie Radcliffe, reflects on her recent visit to the Apse Big Energy Summit and considers the role of local authorities in balancing climate and economic justice. Nearly three years since three hundred local...

Staffordshire University hold first Action on Poverty Conference

By Rethinking Poverty

The Staffordshire University Action on Poverty and Hardship team, CHAD research centre and Connected Communities team are holding their first Action on Poverty Conference on Monday 20th June 2022 9am to 5pm.  This conference aims to bring together community members, activists, practitioners and researchers, voluntary and...

The impact of Basic Income Month

By Rethinking Poverty

Compass and the Basic Income Conversation have published their report Basic Income Month: The impact of London Solidarity Funds and the case for local basic income schemes. The Basic Income Month project was a crowdfunding campaign run by the...

Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize

By Rethinking Poverty

The Prize The Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize will be awarded to an organisation that has demonstrated outstanding leadership, creativity and impact in developing a local community initiative developing effective means to #ShiftThePower to people whose voices are rarely heard...


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