Poverty Ends Now – campaign created and led by young people

Poverty ends

 

Poverty Ends Now are a team of 38 young people from some of the most deprived parts of England who have written and developed the manifesto and action plan – speaking in their own words about the issues affecting young people in their communities.   

The full manifesto has six key points and the young people have been working locally and nationally to tackle the issues:

  • Every family in Britain should meet a minimum standard of living, not just surviving
  • An equal school experience for all
  • Affordable, decent homes for everyone
  • Every young person should have access to three affordable, healthy meals a day
  • For all to feel and be safe within their communities and at home
  • Make sure all young people can access affordable transport

The young people will share their action taken and discuss with MPs and decision makers how we can all work together to tackle Child Poverty in England.

 

The young people launched their campaign yesterday at the Houses of Parliament – sorry we missed the notification. For more information and news of forthcoming events go to POVERTY ENDS NOW.

For example they inform us:

We have written a short, provocative play – Brass Razoo – about what happens to families when their incomes are inadequate. We are showcasing this in Liverpool during Living Wage Week, November 6th. We’ve also invited decision makers and the community to take part in a community debate after the play. We’re hoping to take the play on tour and will make the script available so that other youth groups can share the story.

Come along! For details and to RSVP, go to https://brassrazoo.eventbrite.com

and

We’re gathering stories and ideas about how to make schools a more equal experience, and sharing this with politicians, governors, head teachers and teachers in Newcastle on November 28th.

 For details and to come along, email: libby.malcolm@children-ne.org.uk

Thanks to Sara Bryson and Rys Farthing for the link.

 

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