London Challenge Poverty Week

12 – 18 October 2020

London Challenge Poverty Week takes place from 12 to 18 October 2020 and is a chance for us to raise our voices against poverty in the capital and show what needs to be done to sort it out.


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.

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 and gives them a decent life.

We’ve made progress in tackling poverty before, let’s do it again.

Let’s sort it out… together.


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.