Poverty and Austerity- the condition of London

A meeting report is now available

Poverty and Austerity: the condition of London

This London Funders meeting gave the opportunity to hear the latest findings from the Social Policy in a Cold Climate project and to consider the implications for London of IPPR's recent study the Condition of Britain.

London Funders held a meeting in January to give members the opportunity to hear about and discuss two programmes of research on poverty and social issues. This meeting featured the first part of Social Policy in a Cold Climate research, and also London's Poverty Profile. The meeting report is available here.

Following on from this, the meeting on 16th October included:

  • Social Policy in a Cold Climate – The impacts of local government spending cuts on deprived neighbourhoods in London
    This presentation on the Social Policy in a Cold Climate research (funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Nuffield Foundation and Trust for London) covered the  next stage of research. The audience learnt about the end findings from a Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (LSE) study of the impacts of local government spending cuts on three deprived neighbourhoods in London.   Using accounts gathered from local service managers, VCS representatives and residents of one deprived neighbourhood in each of Brent, Camden and Redbridge, the project team assessed how key community services and their users have fared through what can be described as the worst financial settlement for local government in living memory.
    The powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here
     
  • The condition of Britain: Strategies for social renewal
    This presentation outlined IPPR’s landmark report, The Condition of Britain: Strategies for social renewal and the implications for work in London. This report sets out a comprehensive new agenda for reforming the state and social policy to enable people in Britain to work together to build a stronger society in tough times. The report argues for a new approach to politics and public action and makes proposals for reshaping the systems of support for families, young people, older people and those facing deep exclusion from society, while also setting out reforms to social security, employment support and housing policy.
    The powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here

A full meeting report is now available here