In collaboration with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), the Faculty of Public Health (FPH), held a hybrid conference on poverty and the cost-of-living crisis on 9th May 2023.
This key population and health inequalities conference highlighted the current crisis in the UK and raised awareness about evidence-based interventions that can be implemented to tackle poverty and its effects.
Speakers explored how the crisis is affecting public health across the UK, before delving into possible approaches and solutions that may be implemented to help priority areas such as child poverty, housing, and fuel. The end of the conference saw a panel of experts summarising the key issues raised and offering some possible next steps, to tackle these issues as a public health community.
Watch the full event recording either via this link or below.
- Mrs Helena Robinson: Local authority response - impact of the cost-of-living crisis in Swindon.
- Professor Nisreen Alwan: Food insecurity in Dorset Hampshire.
- Professor Gerry McCartney: Research on modelling impacts in Scotland of austerity and current economic policies on health.
- Mrs Catherine Parker: Research on financial barriers to access, experience and outcomes in child and adolescent mental health services in TEWV NHS Trust and Children’s North East.
- Dr Louisa Petchey: Public Health Wales’ cost-of-living report.
- Susan E Mechan: Housing, fuel poverty, and legal cases holding private providers to account on housing.
- Dr Isobel Braithwaite: Main links between the UK's housing system, poverty and the cost-of-living crisis from a public health perspective.
- Mr Philip Satherley: RSPH research on cost-of-living.
- Alistair Cooper: Barnados research on cost-of-living impact on children and young people.