Co-producing a Trafford Poverty Strategy – 16th October 2019Log in Register
September 30, 2019 at 12:17 pm #9032
‘Save the Date’ for our next Thrive Trafford VCSE Sector Strategic Engagement Event on Wednesday 16th October 2019.
The next Thrive Trafford VCSE Sector Engagement Event will focus on the development of a Trafford Poverty Strategy.
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Registration from 12:45pm)
Venue: Flixton House, Flixton Road, Urmston M41 5GJ
Trafford Council are currently developing a Poverty Strategy for Trafford and would like to engage with local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations working directly with residents living in poverty to help co-produce a Poverty Strategy for Trafford that meets local needs.
Poverty has been defined as “When someone doesn’t have access to material resources, and so can’t meet their own or their family’s basic needs, including nutritional food, warm housing, clothing, warmth, shelter and participating in social activities.”
Trafford is currently developing a Poverty Strategy to tackle this issue. The strategy has two major aims:
• To alleviate the effects of poverty
• To prevent people from falling into poverty in the first place
To alleviate the effects of poverty, key themes have been identified for the emerging Strategy:
• Childcare and Child Poverty
• Council Tax and Council Services
• Debt and Credit
• Poverty Premium
• Food Poverty
• Period Poverty
The Trafford VCSE Sector Strategic Engagement Event will provide an opportunity for the sector working alongside a range of partners and agencies to inform the strategy, particularly dealing with the immediate effects of poverty.
Poverty affects all sectors, and we need your help in coordinating an approach to addressing it.
12.45pm Registration and Networking
1:00pm Welcome and Introductions – Facilitated by Chris Hart, Executive Director, Thrive Trafford
1:05pm Trafford Poverty Strategy – Presented by Peter Davey, Public Health Registrar
1:25pm Examples of lived experience of poverty – Presented by Peter Davey, Public Health Registrar
1:40pm Break Out Sessions – Group Working and Feedback
2.50pm Event Summary and Next Steps
Suggestions and comments will be combined to update the draft Poverty Strategy by the end of October 2019
To register your place please book through this eventbrite link.October 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm #9061
Chris Hart, Executive Director for Thrive reported back on the latest VCSE Strategic Engagement event: “Another exciting Thrive Trafford Strategic Engagement Event on Wednesday 16th October 2019, this time to help co-design a Poverty Strategy for Trafford. Following a presentation by Peter Davey, Public Health Registrar from Trafford Council, which included the background to the Poverty strategy development and a series of ‘lived’ experiences. Those attending got to work on identifying how the VCSE sector supports Poverty in Trafford across key themes including: Childcare and Child Poverty, Council Tax and Council Services, Debt and Credit, Poverty Premium, Food Poverty, Homelessness, Carers and Period Poverty. This will now feed into the production of an action oriented plan that all partners can sign up to.
The event also showcased examples of VCSE organisations that are tackling poverty including Green Doctor from Groundwork, Trafford Housing Trust’s Social Investment team, LMCP Carelink and Age UK Trafford and was well attended from across the VCSE sector working with partners in the public and private sectors.”
If you couldn’t make the event but would still like to feed into the Poverty Strategy and be kept up to date with the progress of the strategy please contact Sarah Grant from the Trafford Partnerships team on Sarah.Grant@trafford.gov.uk or Peter Davey on Peter.Davey@trafford.gov.uk
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