London Challenge Poverty Week (12 – 18 October) is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and show what needs to be done to sort it out.
You can support the week by speaking out and taking part in events. Find details of activities and materials to share below.
In London, we believe in protecting and taking care of each other, but the scale of poverty is damaging our shared values of compassion and justice. So during this week people across the capital will be joining forces to highlight the reality of poverty in the capital as well as the great work being done to loosen the grip that poverty has on London families.
It’s not right how low-paid and insecure work, high housing costs and our social security system are locking people into poverty.
Nobody wants to live in a society where parents have to turn to foodbanks to feed their children, but for lots of families in our city, this is a reality every day.
It doesn’t have to be like this though. Everyone, from national and local governments and the Mayor, to employers and local communities, has a role to play.
Together, we can build an economy and create a city that works for everyone, that gives them a decent life.
We’ve made progress in tackling poverty before, let’s do it again. Let’s sortitout… together.
Activities and events for 2020 are being planned right now – but below is a flavour of what happened in LCPW 2019.
If you want to get involved this year, please email us!
Please put up this poster to share news of London Challenge Poverty week!
If you are interested in using the activity pack, please email us, it will be published here soon!
London Challenge Poverty Week is being coordinated by 4in10:London’s Child Poverty Network
With a steering group featuring
and support from many other organisations who work alongside low income families in the capital.
If you are struggling at the moment please turn to Citizens Advice, StepChange or Shelter for advice.
Supporters of the week include: