Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

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

Here you will find blogs from us and other poverty writers, and information on key initiatives and events on UK poverty. Our aim is to create the narrative on a good society and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Will individualism survive the Coronavirus?

By Stuart Cartland

26 March, 2020

The current national and global crisis in which we find ourselves has exposed the myth that a society based upon individualism can work, flourish and be sustainable. We can overcome these challenges we face. However, this requires a collective...

Nine things I’ve noticed this week

By Julia Unwin

25 March, 2020

We’ve known that a global pandemic would come for decades, and it’s been modelled and planned for time after time. But when it comes it’s a massive and terrifying shock, and the implications will be felt for decades to...

We are nothing if we are not together

By Neil McInroy

24 March, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has destabilised our present and will profoundly affect our social, economic and political future. Whilst we do not know how events will progress, we can be sure that things will never be the same again. There will be no going back. The immediate government response must be to tackle the public health crisis, shore up businesses and the economy and help...

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Climate crisis

How do we deliver a just transition?

Social justice and climate justice must go hand in hand

By Stephen Pittam

18 June, 2019

In April I attended Ariadne’s annual meeting in Belfast. Ariadne is a European peer-to-peer network of over 600 funders and philanthropists who support social change and human rights. Participants enjoyed the special hospitality that Belfast always offers its visiting...

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New economic models

New thinking about how to make the economy work for everyone

CLES counter the ‘dangerous’ community paradigm

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) have published a new policy provocation, An economy for all: the role of community power, which questions the calls ‘for communities to be front and centre in the delivery of more local...

CPAG explore the growing depth of child poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group have published a new report, DRAGGED DEEPER: How families are falling further and further below the poverty line, which examines not only ‘the rate of poverty but also the depth of poverty’. The report...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty