Watch: powerful poetry night

Watch: powerful poetry night

Two fantastic poetry events were held as part of Challenge Poverty Week London and Challenge Poverty Week England and Wales. The Same Boat? anthology was launched on Thursday evening, with poets reading their works and sharing stories. The anthology brought…
 Watch: CPW in Gtr Manchester

Watch: CPW in Gtr Manchester

What is causing or sustaining poverty in Greater Manchester, and what are the solutions? Fifty people joined a discussion event on Thursday as part of Challenge Poverty Week, looking at the answers to those questions. Speakers were: Lizzie and Nadine…
 New child poverty stats

New child poverty stats

Child poverty has risen most sharply in parts of the Midlands and Northern towns and cities in the past four years, according to research published by the End Child Poverty coalition. The data, published on Wednesday, shows the scale of…
 Film proves a hit

Film proves a hit

Dozens of people came together online for the premiere of The Same Boat? The short film shines a spotlight on inequalities in UK society, specifically in the context of the pandemic. If you missed it, here it is: The film…
 Report: CPW in York

Report: CPW in York

York Food Justice Alliance hosted a drop-in session for Challenge Poverty Week to discuss what needs to change. The event, held with social distancing at the Spark site in the city centre, was a chance for people to talk about…
 Report: North East event

Report: North East event

GROUPS in the North East came together online for Challenge Poverty Week England and Wales, to speak up against systemic poverty and call for solutions. The first of the week’s regional events involved five speakers: Tracey Herrington from Thrive Teesside…
 Media guide is launched

Media guide is launched

Challenge Poverty Week England and Wales began on Monday with the launch of a valuable new reporting guide for media professionals. The guide is the result of nine months of discussions and work involving people in poverty, leading journalists, and…
 Poetry anthology launch

Poetry anthology launch

A powerful collection of poetry about poverty and the pandemic will be launched in Challenge Poverty Week. Same Boat brings together dozens of works by people with experience of poverty and allies from across the movement, including some debut writers.…
 Why CPW is happening

Why CPW is happening

Challenge Poverty Week is on in England and Wales for the first time. On this website, you’ll find details of events, useful resources, and various suggestions for getting involved. But you may be wondering: where did the idea come from?…
 Event: North East

Event: North East

What is sweeping people into poverty in North East England – and what could stop it? What amazing work is going on locally, and should be highlighted or replicated elsewhere? What particular impact has the pandemic had locally? And what…