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Relationships and listening

Lasting social change only happens when people who have experience of the issue participate in generating the change.

Since April 2023, Carnegie UK has been working in solidarity with members of the Poverty Truth Community across the UK. The purpose of this programme of work is to learn more about the reality and consequences of inequality in the UK and to create a shared vision of what a society that puts collective wellbeing at the heart of decision-making could and should look like.

Built on the premise that ‘nothing about us, without us, is for us’ the Poverty Truth Network brings people with experience of living in poverty together with leaders and decision-makers. The aim of this partnership is simple: to see what change can happen when we spend time listening to each other, building empathy, sharing wisdom, and forming trusting relationships to make a more informed case for change.

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Hannah Paylor

Senior Policy Advocate

Martin Johnstone

Co-Director, Poverty Truth Network