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Meeting the demands of poverty means  meeting the challenges of deficit,  demography and degraded public              disc...
What we do    search                influence  demonstrate
POVERTY   Our work programmes and aims           Our aim:           To identify the root                                  ...
Poverty across the UKTrends and forecasts deeply troubling
DeficitReducing the deficit = spending cuts
Deficit Child and working age poverty to 2020© Sam Atkins
DeficitFuture of the UK Labour Market
DeficitMinimum Income Standards
What do we do about this?• Make sure benefits don’t fall behind• Target existing resources on households• Look at combined...
DemographyAn Ageing Society
Demography• Increase in single person households• Differences between working-age and pensioner  budgets• Dementia• Loneli...
DiscoursePublic and media attitudes towards poverty
Conclusions• Anti Poverty Strategies• Focus on people and places in poverty• Honesty about impact
www.jrf.org.uk@jrf_uk@juliaunwinJosephRowntreeFoundation
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Meeting the challenge of poverty

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the challenges of deficit, demography and degraded public discourse.

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Meeting the challenge of poverty

  1. 1. Meeting the demands of poverty means meeting the challenges of deficit, demography and degraded public discourseJulia Unwin, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation andJoseph Rowntree Housing Trust
  2. 2. What we do search influence demonstrate
  3. 3. POVERTY Our work programmes and aims Our aim: To identify the root AN AGEING causes of poverty Our aim: SOCIETY and injustice To respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing societyPLACE Our aim: To support resilient communities where people thrive
  4. 4. Poverty across the UKTrends and forecasts deeply troubling
  5. 5. DeficitReducing the deficit = spending cuts
  6. 6. Deficit Child and working age poverty to 2020© Sam Atkins
  7. 7. DeficitFuture of the UK Labour Market
  8. 8. DeficitMinimum Income Standards
  9. 9. What do we do about this?• Make sure benefits don’t fall behind• Target existing resources on households• Look at combined impact of benefits, taxes and costs
  10. 10. DemographyAn Ageing Society
  11. 11. Demography• Increase in single person households• Differences between working-age and pensioner budgets• Dementia• Loneliness• Regulation
  12. 12. DiscoursePublic and media attitudes towards poverty
  13. 13. Conclusions• Anti Poverty Strategies• Focus on people and places in poverty• Honesty about impact
  14. 14. www.jrf.org.uk@jrf_uk@juliaunwinJosephRowntreeFoundation

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