New research from Loughborough University shows that 41% of Londoners have less income than they need for what the public regard as a decent standard of living – that is one that allows them to meet their basic needs and participate in society at a minimum level. This is significantly higher than the 30% that fall below the standard in the UK as a whole.
To supprt our research on food poverty in Kensington and Chelsea we were fortunate to be able to employ Jamie Hamilton on a four month paid internship, funded through a grant from Dalgarno City Living Local Life.
Earlier this month the Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched their comprehemsive strategy to solve poverty in the UK.
It is the result of a four year project and makes recommendations for "greater corporate responsibility with an active, enabling state, promoting individual capacity and capability."
Visit the JRF website to read the strategy and project report
Two years on from the launch of the Poverty and Inequality Network (KCPIN), we would like to hear how you think of it's work.
We would be grateful if you could take just 5 minutes to complete a short questionairre.
The Office of National Statistics have released data that shows one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years. Women and one-person households at greater risk of enduring poverty as many fail to escape low pay.
Does your organisation provide food aid to support people who may otherwise go hungry?
We have recently launched a new campaign to map where and how people access food banks and other forms of food aid across the borough. Our aim is to work collaboratively with local organisations to seek solutions to food poverty.
We would like to hear from you if you provide these services.