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About us

Rethinking Poverty: The Webb Legacy is a project of Centris.

The Centre for Research & Innovation in Social Policy and Practice (CENTRIS)
Crane House
19 Apex Business Village
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE23 7BF

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Barry Knight is the author of Rethinking Poverty: What makes a good society? He was the director of the Webb Memorial Trust and has written books on economic development, family policy, inner cities, the voluntary sector, and social enterprise.
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Caroline Hartnell is the convener of the Rethinking Poverty blog. She is the co-founder of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize and was editor of Alliance magazine from 1998 to 2015.
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Gemma Lawrence is responsible for communications at Rethinking Poverty: The Webb Legacy.
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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: [email protected]

‘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