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

Rethinking the roots of poverty

By Barry Knight

10 June, 2024

As we approach the general election on 4 July, I am struck by how little politicians are talking about the underlying structural problems of our society. Unless we address them, they will never go away, and the consequences are...

Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Awards

By Rethinking Poverty

In March, we announced the Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize, to celebrate the initiative of organisations who have developed local community initiatives as effective means to #ShiftThePower to people whose voices are rarely heard in society. We now invite you to our awards...

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...


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