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14 Jan 2013
Report Publication, Lord Mayor’s Parlour, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA, Tue 15 Jan 2013,11am.

The Greater Manchester Poverty Commission, initiated by some Greater Manchester Members of Parliament, has been meeting over 2012.  It drew on research data, submissions to the commission and powerful personal testimonies to get behind the headline data to reveal the experience of poverty as it is lived in Greater Manchester. 

The Commission will publish two reports on 15 Jan 2013 (downloadable from the home page).  The first report contains the large body of data which has been assembled on behalf of the Commission.  The second report makes substantial recommendations to the public, private, and voluntary and community sectors across Greater Manchester and challenges them to do more to help those living in poverty.

This event will be chaired by the Bishop of Manchester, the Rt. Revd Nigel McCulloch, and all are welcome to attend.

 

9 Jan 2013
The launch of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission report will take place in the Lord Mayor's Parlour at Manchester Town Hall on 15 Jan 2013 at 11am.

 

3 Jan 2013
The Greater Manchester Poverty Commission will be holding an event to launch its full report at Manchester Town Hall on 15 Jan 2013 at 11am. Further information will follow.

 

7 Dec 2012
The final report and recommendations have now been agreed and signed off by the Commission. Further, the Commission have agreed to bring the launch of the report forward to 15 Jan 2013. Further details of the time and venue for the launch will be posted here.

 

5 Dec 2012
All of the personal testimonies together with written submissions of evidence provided to the Commission have now been collated and compiled into a preliminary report. This report has been forwarded to the Commissioners for them to consider and to make initial recommendations. Church Action on Poverty, which organised the public participatory events, have now arranged for the Commissioners' initial recommendations to be put before those individuals who made personal testimonies for their feedback. The feedback provided by the personal testifiers will now be taken back to the Commissioners to enable them to make their full and final recommendations. These recommendations will appear in the final full report of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission.