A hub for discussions on eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Help us further the discussion on a good society

Following publication of Barry Knight’s Rethinking Poverty, we want to create a space for further discussions and developments and a resource for those working in the field. Here you will find blogs produced and commissioned by us, highlights from other poverty writers and practitioners, and listings and write-ups of events on UK poverty.

Our aim is to create and sustain the narrative on a good society, to help connect promising approaches, and, most importantly, to convene key people and initiatives.

We want to hear from you. Please get in touch with any blogs, research, publications or events you think should be included here. Only through working together will we be able to change the narrative on UK poverty.

To discuss a contribution please contact: carolinehartnell@gmail.com

‘Rethinking Poverty: What Makes a Good Society?’ presents a summary of the work of the Webb Memorial Trust over the past five years.  It is available from Policy Press for £7.99 or to download for free.

Rethinking Poverty

Government and charities don’t do enough to give people power

Scrapping top-down attempts at building a good society and shifting the power to those people who we seek to help are some of the main ideas put forward by Barry...

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Talking Points: August 2018

The government’s new Civil Society Strategy … August has seen the launch of the government’s new Civil Society Strategy. Civil Society Media quotes Jeremy Wright, the culture secretary: ‘Our...

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The Development Set and its role in perpetuating poverty

by Gerry Salole ‘Although we move with the better classes, our thoughts are always with the masses.’ (Ross Coggins, 1976) In 1976, an exasperated development worker, Ross Coggins, attending...

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Talking Points: July 2018

Child poverty is worsening Child poverty is soaring, says NPC chief executive Dan Corry in a recent Guardian article. Resolution Foundation analysis suggests that child poverty has risen from 1.6...

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How ‘good help’ can help to transform lives

by Caroline Hartnell What is ‘good help’? According to a new report published by OSCA and NESTA, Good and bad help: How purpose and confidence transform lives, ‘good help’...

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If knowing the facts reduced poverty, it would be all over by now

Barry Knight reviews Poverty: The facts (6th edition) by Alan Marsh, with Karen Barker, Carla Ayrton, Morag Treanor and Moussa Haddad (Child Poverty Action Group, 2017) and The New...

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