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4in10 Coffee Morning: Levelling Up London?

4in10 Coffee Morning: Levelling Up London?

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4in10 Open Coffee Mornings provide a space to listen, learn, network, and voice concerns regarding issues linked to child poverty in London!

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4in10 Open Coffee Mornings provide a space to listen, learn, network, and voice concerns regarding issues linked to child poverty in London. Held online every six weeks, these 1-hour sessions offer an opportunity to listen and discuss a variety of areas that matter to you.

This latest Coffee Morning we will be discussing the 'Levelling Up' in London:

In February, this year, the government released their long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, a 300-page long publishment covering everything from the history of the biggest cities in the world to twelve separate missions for the UK. By now, and a few months on from its publishment, you may have read any number of analyses or opinion pieces on this unusual document. However, at 4in10, London’s Child Poverty Network, amongst the myriad of missions and metrics there were two key issues which were of great concern:

Child poverty in London is completely absent from the paper (the phrase ‘child poverty’ does not appear at all).

London is used a yardstick for success for other regions, despite having the highest levels of inequality and poverty. The White Paper explicitly intends to replicate the London model in other regions despite these facts. This risks the exacerbation of child poverty not just in London but in other areas desperate to be ‘Levelled Up’ (Middlesbrough, Blackpool, Newcastle, the Humber etc).

We want to discuss as a network what it means to 'Level Up London', how the current narrative and funding in the White Paper may or may not impact your work, and what we can do together as a network to address any concerns.

4in10 Open Coffee Mornings are non-judgemental and welcoming – there is no right or wrong way to attend, participate, or contribute. They provide an authentic space to network with other voluntary community organisations and to also upskill in knowledge and best practice.

The Coffee Morning sessions are thematic, meaning there is one overarching area in which frames the discussion – however, participants are given flexibility in their ability to contribute to the session.

4in10 Open Coffee Mornings are open to everyone. This includes 4in10 members, voluntary community sector organisations, 4in10 friends, councillors, MPs, those with lived experience, public sector workers, and anyone in London with a concern for the state of child poverty in our capital.

How To Join:

Sign up to get email reminders and the ZOOM link. Alternatively, you can use the following ZOOM link on the day:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85799609113

Meeting ID: 857 9960 9113

What should I bring?

+ Your thoughts and ideas!

+ A hot drink of your choice!

Any questions?

Email: keir.lewis@childrenegland.org.uk

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