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JRF - We can solve poverty in the UK - One year on


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One year after we launched our strategy to solve Uk poverty, we take a look at how organisations have been inspired to get involved.

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JRF - We can solve poverty in the UK - One year on

  1. 1. Click to add title Click to add subtitle Click to insert presenter name and/or date One year on How has the launch of JRF’s strategy to solve UK poverty inspired organisations to get involved?
  2. 2. Click to add title Click to add subtitle Click to insert presenter name and/or date Here are just a few examples…
  3. 3. #solveukpoverty JRF’s strategy pledges were included in the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, a Scottish Government document that outlines 50 actions to help tackle poverty, reduce inequality and build a fairer and more inclusive Scotland. Actions include making affordable credit more available.
  4. 4. #solveukpoverty Queens Cross Housing association, ng Homes & Maryhill Housing in Glasgow, responded to JRF’s strategy by signing a pledge, The Charter to Challenge Poverty, which sets out recommendations for housing providers to address poverty. The charter calls for more investment in low-cost housing, affordable rent setting and help for tenants on digital inclusion.
  5. 5. #solveukpoverty Big Society Capital partnered with JRF and pledged to end the poverty premium by 2027, committing to raising £20 million of social investment through a new programme called ‘Fair by Design: making life affordable’. Big Society Capital will focus on social investment to help charities and social enterprises grow. Wayra, part of the programme, was launched in Oldham in June, and will provide investment for tech start-ups who are looking for solutions to the poverty premium.
  6. 6. #solveukpoverty The solving poverty strategy prompted Turn2us to set-up their first new fund for 120 years. The Turn2us Response Fund provides immediate support to people dealing with adverse life-changing events such as job loss, bereavement, or long-term ill health, through financial grants via intermediary organisations.
  7. 7. #solveukpoverty Business in the Community Scotland used JRF’s strategy as the basis of the Scottish National Action Plan for Responsible Business network (SNAP) and the creation of its Leadership Groups. Convening a group of businesses, working with government and issue experts, BITC Scotland's Leadership Groups have a clear mission: to improve the lives of families affected by poverty through the collaborative actions of employers in Scotland.
  8. 8. #solveukpoverty UK Coaching worked with JRF and grassroots organisations to look at how to support families on low incomes to take part in sporting events, classes and equipment. In partnership with JRF, UK Coaching ran an online live learning event with Country Sport Partnerships to provide insight from JRF research and look at the choices people living in poverty have to make on a daily basis. This has enabled local partners who deliver sport and physical activity to consider the needs and wants of people living in these communities when designing active programmes.
  9. 9. #solveukpoverty Many other organisations have been prompted to act on JRF’s strategy to solve UK poverty. Share with us your change or what you intend to do to tackle poverty with the hashtag #solveukpoverty
  10. 10. #solveukpoverty Watch JRF’s Chief Executive Campbell Robb on where we go from here.
  11. 11. #solveukpoverty Click here for more on our strategy.