The VCSE sector plays a key role in delivering services to those people living in poverty and campaigning for long-term structural change.
- 500,000 people – including 150,000 children - in the North East live in poverty.
- The majority of them are likely to live in households where at least one person is working.
- £1 in every £5 of public spending goes on services that are necessary because poverty exists.
A range of VONNE members are focussed on poverty alleviation while many others work with those on low incomes or who are otherwise struggling to make ends meet.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
We Can Solve Poverty in the UK is JRF’s comprehensive strategy to tackle poverty in the UK.
- The North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) is a stakeholder group that believes that all children should have an equal chance in life and includes senior representatives from a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
- A Poverty Proofing Tool for voluntary organisations, developed by Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).
- Read the 'Tackling Poverty in the North: the role of third sector organisations' report published from the Third Sector Trends Study, showing that thousands of charities help address poverty across the North of England.
- Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 Briefing Note developed by the NECPC.
- Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.