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Rethinking Poverty: Can Greater Manchester lead the way?

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Methodist Church

Oldham Street

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M1 1JQ

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On December 4th leading figures from across the city region, including Mayor Andy Burnham, will come together to ask how Greater Manchester can lead the way in developing new initiatives to tackle poverty and create a society that works for all.

The event will use the recently published Rethinking Poverty - What Makes a Good Society? by Webb Memorial Trust Director Barry Knight to frame discussions.

The book argues that in our society, a wealthy minority flourish, while around one-fifth experience chronic poverty and many people on middle incomes fear for their futures. We will hear directly from Barry who will argue that social policy has failed to find answers to these problems and there is now a demand for a new narrative to enable us to escape from this crisis.

Leading figures from across the city region, including Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, will give their response to the book and set out how they believe we can do things differently here.

There will be time for networking at the beginning and close of the event.

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3:30 Registration, refreshments

4:00: Graham Whitham Opening remarks

4:05 Tom Skinner Greater Manchester Poverty Action overview, plans for the year ahead

4:15 Andy Burnham – Tackling poverty through partnerships in Greater Manchester, followed by questions from the audience

4:45 Barry Knight – Rethinking Poverty

5:05 Panel discussion, Can Greater Manchester lead the way on tackling poverty?

  • Paul Dennett, Mayor of Salford City Council
  • Paul Gerard, Group Policy and Campaigns Director at Co-operative Group
  • Barry Knight, Director of Webb Memorial Trust
  • Tom Skinner, Director of Greater Manchester Poverty Action
  • Carolyn Wilkins, Chief Executive at Oldham Council

6:00 Closing remarks and reflections from Chair

6:10 Networking, feedback

6:30 Close

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