Welcome to

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 is a huge and resounding yes to these questions!

“It makes us feel more important, like we can actually go into a room and sit with these professional people without feeling we shouldn’t be there, that we had no right to be there. We feel like we are humans and should be there just like them.”​
- MBPTC Community Commissioner
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We are the truth tellers. The enlighteners.
The collective voice of change.

Share your story

Had enough of not being heard? We will be recruiting for our third round of the commission in early 2024. If you have experienced poverty in the Lancaster district and want to make lasting change for yourself and others in the area, we would like to hear from you and help to share your story.