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October 2018

London Child Poverty Summit 2018

October 17
Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

The Childhood Trust and LSE UN Society invite you to attend the London Child Poverty Summit. The summit will bring together those working with London’s disadvantaged children and young people, including frontline project workers, third sector leaders, local MP’s and other stakeholders.The summit is a response to increasing levels of child poverty in the capital and the growing need for support from third sector services.

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Economics of Happiness Conference

October 19 - October 21
Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, UK

Co-hosted with Happy City (UK). Focusing on indicators of progress that actually measure wellbeing, livable cities, healthy food economies, and other topics. Speakers will include George Ferguson, Liz Zeidler, Andrew Simms, Michael Shuman, and Helena Norberg-Hodge, and many more. BBC current affairs presenter Jonathan Dimbleby will moderate the event. 

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JRF Hosts: Sir Vince Cable MP

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Central London

Ensuring work provides a route out of poverty is a shared goal of political parties across the spectrum. However right now in the UK 2.8 million children and 2.6 million parents are in poverty despite someone in their household working. With the situation set to worsen further as Universal Credit is rolled out at scale from summer 2019, in-work poverty is becoming the problem of our age. In advance of upcoming publication of the Autumn Budget, please join us in…

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Community Wealth Building – Bristol

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Neil McInroy CEO of CLES, is facilitating the “Community Wealth Building: An Economy For All” workshops in conjunction with Stir to Action.  The workshop will be run twice, the first event takes place in Bristol on 24 October 2018.

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Gingerbread 100 years

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LSE Library

Rosie will focus on 100 years of Gingerbread; what progress has been made for single parent families; what the need is now and what more needs to be done. Rosie Ferguson is passionate about working with and for single parents to ensure Gingerbread is doing the best job it can to support and champion the two million diverse single parent families across England and Wales. The foundation records of Gingerbread, formerly the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child,…

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November 2018

Evidence session on business solutions to the poverty premium

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room R, Portcullis House

Evidence session on business solutions to the poverty premium (financial services) Confirmed speakers: Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community Andrew Rabbitt (Chief Executive) and John Neasham (Co-Founder), Incuto Chair and further speakers to be announced

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The People are the Powerhouse Convention

November 20
Northern Commercials Stadium, Bradford City FC

Collaborate. Debate. Network. Share. Inspire! Following the huge success of our 2017 event, this years’ Convention will continue to inspire change in the North.  Our mission is to bring people together for meaningful dialogue and sharing, be they practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, young people, businesses, MPs or community groups. We believe that by sharing together, understanding the issues, finding solutions and celebrating the great things that are already happening, that better lives for all of us in the North…

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TCPA Annual Conference: ‘A blueprint for a better planning system’

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

The TCPA's 2018 annual conference will focus on how we deliver better planning, better housing and better places, with high-profile speakers from the public and private sectors, including policy makers and politicians from national and local government, developers, consultants, academics, community leaders and many others.

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How To Create A Social Echo – Strengthening Communities Through Local Trading

November 22 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Guildhall, Northampton

The Big Issue Group wants to forge new ways of thinking, connecting and trading, helping to build up local trading ecosystems which put the needs of the community first. On 22 November 2018, The Big Issue Group in association with the University of Northampton, Northampton Hope Centre, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire will host the UK’s first social trading conference at Northampton’s historic Guildhall. The inaugural event, How to Create a Social Echo, will demonstrate how local organisations…

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December 2018

Evidence session on business solutions to the poverty premium (utilities)

December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room U, Portcullis House

Evidence session on business solutions to the poverty premium (utilities) Confirmed speakers: Sara Vaughan, Political and Regulatory Affairs Director, E.ON Energy Chair and further speakers to be announced.

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