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Our experience as a voluntary sector of working with people day to day tells us that many households in this wealthy borough struggle with the basic cost of living. They simply do not earn enough or receive enough benefits to pay for adequate housing, clothing or food for themselves or their families.
Kensington and Chelsea Poverty and Inequality Network (KCPIN) brings together an informal coalition of agencies, charities and bodies across the sectors to serve two primary functions, one is to act as a steering committee for the effecting planning and delivery of the Social Council's new flagship project and two, to provide the network with a platform for monitoring and campaigning jointly on issues on poverty and inequality in the borough.
Are you interested in helping to tackle poverty and inequality in Kensington and Chelsea?
KCPIN will be embarking on a new piece of research on housing in Kensington and Chelsea in the New Year. We will begin by gathering data and intelligence agreed by the network and take this forward as our major piece of work to help tackle poverty and inequality.
If you, or your organisation, would like to be involved please contact email@example.com to sign up to the network or to learn more.
Following the launch of the Poverty and Inequality Network Knowledge Cafe, and the successful consultations with our members on a research theme, we are happy to announce that we having collected our survey findings, it was housing that came out on top as the key priority area for research.
As such, our next meeting on the 28 Jan 2015, at 10am at the Lighthouse will partly focus on taking this project forward. If you haven't already registered please follow the registration link.
On 29 Oct 2014, we re-launched Poverty Watch by the name of KCPIN to move the project forward in a new direction. The network was opened up to the Social Council's entire membership, and we received a good amount of interest. The meeting took the format of a knowlegde cafe, to enable fresh thinking and a new model for engagement with members. At the meeting, we presented some of our desk-based research on poverty in the borough, and presented three possible research areas that required further attention. Following the meeting, members could not reach consensus on the issue they felt was a priority for the netowrk to build on, we therefore followed up with a questionnaire to help inform our view. Please see here for a summary of the key areas of reseach identified by the groups at the meeting.