About Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission

NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US, IS FOR US…

What if people with lived experience of poverty could take the lead on challenging those with influence to work with them on tackling poverty? Would it make a difference to the decisions that are being made and the way in which they are implemented? Would new solutions to poverty become evident? Would people listen and, if they did, would they better understand the many and varied challenges that poverty brings with with it?

Our experience as MBPTC since our formal launch in July 2018 is a huge and resounding yes to these questions! You can access the brief YouTube video of this on the right hand side of this page. The most recent video podcast of our work in the last two years can also be viewed there, together with the Leeds Poverty Truth Commission brief cartoon explaining what a PTC is. If you click on the small arrow at the bottom of this page on the right hand side you can find other relevant videos.

It has, of course not been an easy journey, but it has outstripped most of our expectations. You can read the background story on our history page. You can read the 2017 Richardson Institute report on Poverty in Morecambe Bay on our reports page. Please check out our News and Working Group Pages too. We are currently working hard to update this website ready for round two in Morecambe and Lancaster and in hope of encouraging initial rounds in other localities around Morecambe Bay. If you have communication skills that you are happy to volunteer to help with this please contact us!