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What happened when Manchester sat down to talk about poverty…

There were ideas and determination aplenty at the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation

One of the highlights of Challenge Poverty Week England & Wales took place on the opening day of the week, when about 100 people attended the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation.

People with direct of experience shared their insights and expertise with local civic leaders and campaigners, and there was in-depth discussion about what needs to change locally. 

If you missed it, here are some photos and highlights.

Here’s what Nadine from Manchester Poverty Truth Commission had to say.  

Here’s Sasha Deepwell from Irwell Valley Homes:
Here’s Cllr Arooj Shah, leader of Oldham Council:

And here’s Ed Seeger from Tameside Poverty Truth Commission:

Message from the Mayor of Greater Manchester

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, was unable to attend but recorded a video for the audience, including this message:

Photos from the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation

Attendees at the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation listen to one of the speakers on stage.
Attendees at the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation
Attendees at the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation listen to one of the speakers on stage.
Attendees at the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation discuss issues around their table
Central Hall in Manchester, where the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation was held
An attendee at the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation listens as a speaker addresses the event from the stage
Cllr Arooj Shah, leader of Oldham Council, addresses the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation
Sasha Deepwell of Irwell Valley Homes addresses the Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation
Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation
Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation
Greater Manchester Big Poverty Conversation

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