To mark London Challenge Poverty Week individuals and organisations are contributing blogs, publishing new research and carrying out lots of creative projects to raise awareness and spark debate. We are gathering them together here for you to explore.



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Open Letter

Open Letter to Mayoral Candidates

Organisations taking part in London Challenge Poverty Week have signed an open letter to all of the candidates to be the next Mayor of London, calling on them to commit to putting tackling poverty at the heart of their manifestos. 


Reports and Briefings

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty have written about polling they commissioned on the impact of the Cost of Living Crisis: Challenging poverty in the UK

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme 

4in10 have released the latest edition of their Spotlight Interview Series, with BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme


4in10 have produced a briefing called ‘Why Accessible Childcare Can Help Reduce Child Poverty Across London’.

Age UK London: new research

Age UK London has launched its second annual poverty report looking at poverty and the over 50s in London. The report has latest data and recommendations for decision makers.

HomeStart London new survey findings

New research findings from a survey carried out among parents supported by local Home-Starts across London to better understand how they are coping during the cost of living crisis.

Blogs and podcasts

ESDEG: new blog

In this blog Suchismita Majumdar, Communications & Policy Officer, looks at how Northolt Community food bank is helping fight hunger during the cost of living crisis.

Emapthy Souls: new podcast series

The Empathy Souls Voices on Child Poverty Podcast (coming soon) is a powerful and insightful series that delves into the complex issue of child poverty in London. As part of London Challenge Poverty Week, it features candid discussions and first-hand accounts, shedding light on the challenges faced by children and families in the city such as housing, financial wellbeing and education.