Poverty Prevention

Poverty prevention is our best hope. Here's some tangible ways to keep people warm, dry and fed
Tom Clark

Poverty prevention is our best hope. Here's some tangible ways to keep people warm, dry and fed

Tom Clark and Gordon Brown's paper Partnership To End Poverty offers some answers to the debilitating poverty gripping Britain
We'll never end homelessness if we don’t have a proper long-term strategy
John Bird

We'll never end homelessness if we don’t have a proper long-term strategy

We need to stop hoping for a cure and prevent women and girls from facing poverty and abuse
Indy Cross

We need to stop hoping for a cure and prevent women and girls from facing poverty and abuse

I'm going to persuade the government to declare war on poverty. Here's how 
John Bird

I'm going to persuade the government to declare war on poverty. Here's how 

The government's short-term thinking around poverty is a costly mistake
John Bird

The government's short-term thinking around poverty is a costly mistake

To eliminate poverty, and all the problems it causes, we have to aim for the moon
The Beatles: Ringo, George, John and Paul in black and white
John Bird

To eliminate poverty, and all the problems it causes, we have to aim for the moon

All the ways Big Issue Invest is working to eradicate poverty and help people gain a better hold on life
A man making coffee
John Bird

All the ways Big Issue Invest is working to eradicate poverty and help people gain a better hold on life

Our Growth Impact Fund is bringing social justice through opportunity
Jack from Neuropool, Lord Bird founder of the Big Issue, Ruth from DWRM. Image Credit - Sophie Okonkwo.
John Bird

Our Growth Impact Fund is bringing social justice through opportunity

People in poverty are at greater risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Charities are calling for action
sunscreen/ sunburn
Cost of living crisis

People in poverty are at greater risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Charities are calling for action

A government 'ministry of poverty' could help us change course
Striking members of Unite and the NEU march on Westminster
John Bird

A government 'ministry of poverty' could help us change course

There's no use in governments being more businesslike if their values are already lacking
image of cans/ food poverty
Letters

There's no use in governments being more businesslike if their values are already lacking

The All Party Parliamentary Group coming together to make poverty history
People queueing at a food bank
John Bird

The All Party Parliamentary Group coming together to make poverty history

Big Issue founder wants to 'redesign' government to end poverty
Big Issue APPG poverty
Poverty

Big Issue founder wants to 'redesign' government to end poverty

Drip-feeding support to the poor is not going to solve the crisis we face
Michael Gove
John Bird

Drip-feeding support to the poor is not going to solve the crisis we face

Poverty is the great drain at the heart of the budget
Margaret Thatcher
John Bird

Poverty is the great drain at the heart of the budget

Why ideas of ending poverty are still stuck in the realm of fantasy
Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1567 painting The Land of Cockaigne
John Bird

Why ideas of ending poverty are still stuck in the realm of fantasy

Everyone is afraid of poverty, so why haven't we declared war on it?
J Paul Getty sits at a dining table alone
John Bird

Everyone is afraid of poverty, so why haven't we declared war on it?

A lot has changed since the war years, but poverty remains
St Paul's during a London air raid, WWII
John Bird

A lot has changed since the war years, but poverty remains

UK poverty in 2020: 'No family could have planned for a pandemic'
A young person, seen from above, sits on the floor looking through a stack of bills in front of a laptop
Social Justice

UK poverty in 2020: 'No family could have planned for a pandemic'

Rashford 'proud' as Government announces £400m for children and families
Rashford hero food poverty
Social Justice

Rashford 'proud' as Government announces £400m for children and families

Marcus Rashford launches new campaign to end child food poverty
Rashford hero food poverty
Social Justice

Marcus Rashford launches new campaign to end child food poverty

Lord Bird urges Wales to keep fighting to prevent poverty
Social Justice

Lord Bird urges Wales to keep fighting to prevent poverty

Budget 2017: 'We're missing the bigger picture,' says John Bird
Social Justice

Budget 2017: 'We're missing the bigger picture,' says John Bird

'A cow is as good as a man - or better.' African Initiatives in Tanzania
Social Justice

'A cow is as good as a man - or better.' African Initiatives in Tanzania

John Bird: People living in poverty can be part of their own solution
John Bird

John Bird: People living in poverty can be part of their own solution