The voice of lived experience is the missing piece in policy making. For far too long policy making is something that is done to people, meaning many communities feel forgotten and have no control on the decisions that most effect their daily lives. No-one feels this as strongly as those left behind by the last few decades of economic growth, people living in poverty.
Poverty2Solutions seek to drive forward and be part of a cultural shift so that policy is not done to, but rather with communities who have lived experience. We endorse a legal requirement to put lived experience at the heart of policy making as well as guidance and good practice on how to involve people with lived experience, particularly those living in poverty.
We believe has the power to produce better policies, services and – ultimately – a fairer, prosperous society. We are looking to work with all sections of our society, from politicians to community groups, to help us make our vision a reality.
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