Salford Poverty Truth Commission: How a new approach to tackling poverty is succeeding in Salford

Posted on 29th March, 2018

What if people living in poverty could take the lead in challenging Salford’s leaders to work with them on tackling poverty?

Would it make a difference to the decisions that are being made? Would new solutions be discovered?

These were just a few of the questions that were being asked when Salford Poverty Truth Commission (PTC) was launched in July 2016. The PTC consisted of 15 people with personal experience of poverty and 15 people in business or public life, whose positions might enable them to help make changes happen. In October 2017, 15 months on, the answers were shared at a moving and inspiring public event: Salford Poverty Truth Commission – Our Story So Far.

Read more: Poverty – Poverty Truth Commission – Salford Council