On December 4th leading figures from across the city region, including Mayor Andy Burnham, will come together to ask how Greater Manchester can lead the way in developing new initiatives to tackle poverty and create a society that works for all.
The event will use the recently published Rethinking Poverty - What Makes a Good Society? by Webb Memorial Trust Director Barry Knight to frame discussions.
The book argues that in our society, a wealthy minority flourish, while around one-fifth experience chronic poverty and many people on middle incomes fear for their futures. We will hear directly from Barry who will argue that social policy has failed to find answers to these problems and there is now a demand for a new narrative to enable us to escape from this crisis.
Leading figures from across the city region, including Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, will give their response to the book and set out how they believe we can do things differently here.
There will be time for networking at the beginning and close of the event.
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