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For a city to be truly great
it has to be great for everyone. 


62,000 Londoners don’t have enough resources or supports to live with dignity. 

The London for All poverty panel report provides a roadmap to end poverty in a generation.
That’s the goal - poverty, OVER, in our community within 20 years.
 
Read on to find out how we’re doing to do it, together.

Think you know poverty?

 


The voices of those with lived experience in poverty are often lost in the conversation. The Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Poverty heard from nearly 1,000 community members in more than 100 meetings. 

Here are just a few of those stories from Londoners who have lived with poverty and those who are leaders in the movement to end it.

 

Our number one fear as human beings isn't death. It's loneliness. Spend a few minutes understanding poverty from the perspective of someone who lives it.

A hand up is better than a handout, for individuals and for our community. Spend a few minutes discovering how building dignity and self worth can help build our economy, too.

In the race of life, not everyone starts at the same place. Spend a few minutes understanding how poverty is more than just a lack of financial resources.

 
 

To end poverty in a generation, we need to lift 3,100 Londoners out of poverty every year for the next 20 years. 

Here’s how we can start in the next 12 months:

Start System Change

Start System Change

We must maximize efficiency and impact for people we are serving, and give them a strategic voice in decisions. This is our opportunity to coordinate limited resources and streamline efforts. Learn more.

Ensure Food Security

Ensure Food Security

We must eliminate hunger through sustainable approach, in both a new Food Policy Council and a goal to grow, process and share locally-produced food. Learn more.

Improve Early Learning

Improve Early Learning

We must increase equality and access to affordable care to help ensure happy and stable childhood experiences for more London children. Learn more.

Transform Transportation

Transform Transportation

We must ensure access to an adequate, affordable and modern transit system that considers pricing and subsidy to reduce barriers and increase accessibility. Learn more.

Prevent Homelessness

Prevent Homelessness

Housing is a fundamental need and right. Without it, it is incredibly difficult to plan a path out of poverty. We must  build capacity to support a Housing First approach. Learn more.

Boost Health

Boost Health

The most urgent and important steps our community can take, that must precede everything else, is a coordinated local mental health and addictions strategy. Learn more.

Ensure Income and Employment

Ensure Income and Employment

We need to level the playing field by accelerating skills training, ensuring Londoners have sufficient income to cover their basic needs and encouraging more diversity in hiring practices. Learn more.

Change Mindsets

Change Mindsets

We need to engage in awareness initiatives that change hearts and minds. We need to overcome the stereotypes and perceptions that keep us apart. Learn more.

What would a life without poverty mean to you?

“Being able to afford certain things for my kids. Being able to afford a house. A place for them to call home…”
— Londoner with lived experience in poverty