About this event
The Staffordshire University Action on Poverty and Hardship team, CHAD research centre and Connected Communities team welcome you to come and join us for our first Action on Poverty Conference on Monday 20 June 2022, 9am to 5pm.
Conference speakers include leaders from the Re-Thinking Poverty network, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Portland Inn Project and the Faculty of Public Health, alongside academics from Staffordshire University.
A series of breakout sessions are also planned and currently include working with families and young people experiencing deprivation, working with people to manage and eradicate debt, approaches to co-creating with people with lived experience, participatory research, mental health and poverty campaigning, and working with asylum seekers. A market stall area will enable you to find out more about organisations tackling poverty and to purchase relevant books. More will be added to this programme and you are invited to propose delivering a breakout presentation or facilitating a market stall stand – please get in touch with Sarah.Page@staffs.ac.uk to find out more about how your research, campaign or organisation can be involved in the conference programme.
This conference aims to bring together community members, activists, practitioners and researchers, voluntary and public sector leaders, public health specialists, academics, students, and next generation leaders in tackling poverty to learn about the current UK poverty landscape and to share practice and research relating to addressing poverty and hardship issues. Next generation leaders include those aged 16 to 25 years who are studying a related subject (e.g., health and social care, sociology, community development, public health) and those who have lived experience and want to get more informed on how to make a positive difference.
The Action on Poverty Conference will be held in Stoke-on-Trent (5 mins walk from the train station) at the Staffordshire University Leek Road Campus from 9am to 5pm on Monday 20th June 2022.
The event is free of charge and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Booking is required and delegates can opt to join us for the whole day, or for part of the day (the morning or afternoon session).