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

Reinventing social services

By Bob Rhodes

18 September, 2019

As part of its Manifesto for Social Care Reform, the Centre Welfare Reform proposes a radical reinvention of social services and the reintegration and refocusing of social work on citizenship and community. Introduction – commodified care Community/social services are...

Talking Points: July/August 2019

By Rethinking Poverty

11 September, 2019

This month’s Talking Points ranges widely from US companies’ new professed purpose of improving our society to a change of direction at Joseph Rowntree Foundation, ideas for transforming public services and the need for a ‘politics of belonging’. Finally,...

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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 on climate emergency: ‘the time for action is now’

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) have published ‘CLES on… climate emergency’, the third piece in their new series of provocations. It argues that while movements such as Extinction Rebellion and the youth climate strikes have been great...

We need to transform our institutions to deliver a Green New Deal

Common Wealth have published another report in their Green New Deal series, this time looking at political movements and institutions. Written by Miatta Fahnbulleh of the New Economics Foundation, it is titled Anchoring the Green New Deal: Building Transformational...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty