Menu

Join the KC Poverty & Inequality Network

The Kensington and Chelsea Poverty & Inequality Network (KCPIN) is an informal coalition of voluntary and community organisations and partners from statutory agencies who come together to campaign and monitor poverty and inequality issues in the borough.

The KCPIN is the successor of 'Poverty Watch' which had previously acted as a local observatory sharing evidence on poverty and its impact in Kensington and Chelsea.

If you are interested in campaigning locally to promote equality and eliminate poverty in the borough, we want to hear from you!

Membership

Full membership is open to voluntary sector organisations providing Information, advice and guidance services to people in the borough, who are committed to promoting the social and economic wellbeing of communities. It is helpful to have a range of representatives from all sections of the community at meetings. Statutory representation is by invitation only.

Register your interest in joining by contacting Angela Spence

You can read the KCPIN terms of reference here.


Our work in 2015

Following our launch in late 2014 our first major initiative was lobbying ahead of the general election in May 2015. Following consultation with the sector we produced Building for Success: A Voluntary Sector Manifesto for Kensington and Chelsea

Launched at a special election hustings, the manifesto contained 10 key 'asks' which all seven local parliamentary candidates in attendance were asked to commit to.

We have continued to lobby politicians on some of our manifesto priorities since the election.

One of these policy ‘asks’ related to more affordable and decent homes in the Royal Borough. Work on this issue was our focus for the second half of the year and culminated in the publication of our report ‘Private Renters' Rights: Safe and stable homes in Kensington and Chelsea’.