I often work with NGOs, and young people, to undertake a range of projects. Some of them are listed below.
PEN: poverty ends now
Working with the APPG on Poverty, and Children North East, I supported young people from around England to develop their own anti child poverty manifesto. They launched this in parliament, and undertook a range of successful actions, from walking their police commissioner around their area to highlight issues around feeling safe to writing and performing plays to packed out theatres about the need for decent incomes.
Working with local authorities on child poverty policy
While at the Child Poverty Action Group, I worked with local authorities from around England to identify strategies to reduce child poverty at a local level, and manage the impact of welfare reforms regionally.
A report around this work is available: Local authorities and child poverty
Peer-to-peer research with young people from deprived areas
As a research fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, I trained peer-to-peer researchers from around East London to undertake research around the political efficacy of young people from low-income areas.
Young people’s thoughts around child poverty policy
As part of my DPhil, I worked with five groups of young people from around the country to develop their own local child poverty policies, and lobby locally to have the issues identified addressed.
The policies the young people developed are available: Young people’s thoughts on child poverty policy