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

Real Estate Radio show meets #thehullwewant

by Gill Hughes and Sarah Hatfield We are Gill Hughes of the University of Hull’s Youth Work and Community Development team and Sarah Hatfield from Timebank. Together, we convene...

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Talking Points: October 2018

March Talking Points featured a heading: ‘A big shift in the economy needed – but where are the ideas?’ In June we asked: ‘Why are there no ideas “lying...

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Principles for a Good Society

Rethinking Poverty advocates a move away from ‘top-down approaches drawing on the views of professional experts’ and actually hearing from the communities we seek to help. Here, Ghiyas Somra...

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Shocking similarity between UK poverty in 2018 and around 1900

by Pat Thane Surveying British history since 1900 for my new book Divided Kingdom. A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present, my most shocking discovery was that the...

Tags:  History of Poverty  Rethinking Poverty  Welfare State  

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#ShiftThePower: how are we doing two years on?

Regular readers of the Rethinking Poverty blog and our Twitter followers may have noticed frequent mentions of #ShiftThePower and #TheHullWeWant – and may well have wondered what these have...

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Talking Points: September 2018

Ten years on from the crash and nothing learned Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers on 15 September 2008, there has been a bevy of articles...

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