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The Poverty Premium in Greater Manchester

4 Dec 2018 - 11:22 by helen.walker

Known as the ‘poverty premium’, it has long been understood that low income households in the UK face higher costs for certain items. Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s research, published in November 2018, shows that low income households in Greater Manchester could be paying more than £1000 over the odds for everyday goods and services compared to those on middle and higher incomes.

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GM Poverty Action research – The Poverty Premium in Greater Manchester

30 Nov 2018 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) have launched new research looking at the poverty premium in Greater Manchester. The poverty premium is the idea that low income households face higher costs for everyday goods and services compared to those on middle and higher incomes. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Centre for Welfare Reform – Closer to Home research

30 Nov 2018 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

Amy-Grace Whillans-Welldrake a Masters student currently interning with the Centre for Welfare Reform is conducting a joint research project with the Centre researching the current challenges facing the welfare state such as ageing and austerity, and exploring government responses focusing specifically on recent devolution reforms. For further information, visit: www.centreforwelfarereform.org/our-work/closer-to-home.html

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Consultation – Preventing and tackling forced marriage

30 Nov 2018 - 10:16 by michelle.foster

This consultation by the Government seeks views about whether it is necessary to introduce a new legal mandatory reporting duty relating to cases of forced marriage and, if it is, what such a reporting requirement would look like. It also seeks views on how the current guidance on forced marriage could be improved and strengthened. gov.uk

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: A bed every night; Living Wage Week; Trafford Housing Trust's Social Investment; Enabling Homes

23 Nov 2018 - 10:28 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter from Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is an article by GM Mayor, Andy Burnham about A Bed Every Night. GMPA also report on the activities across Greater Manchester during Living Wage Week. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

Trafford Housing Trust share a first year celebration of their Social Investment Fund and Enabling Homes introduces themselves. There are also a number of events coming up.

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Democracy Disability and Devolution

23 Nov 2018 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

Are you already politically active? Do you have experience of campaigning, activism or making a change? Are you an elected official who could provide a work shadowing experience? Do you want to learn about disabled suffragettes and other role models, through events and activities? Democracy Disability & Devolution

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The Venn Diagram of Life: Sharing Our Wellness

8 Nov 2018 - 11:21 by chelsea.murphy

As part of our Sharing Wellness campaign, we have encouraged our staff, volunteers and the people we work with to discuss what keeps them well. I found this anonymous submission in my inbox and thought it was a perfect example of how staying resilient during difficult periods of life is a personal process, and is often supported by small, frequent acts of self-care.