Hard times ahead: meeting the challenge of poverty in 21st century Wales17 May 2012
30 May, Cardiff City Stadium
WCVA and the Bevan Foundation have worked together on this conference which aims to stimulate debate on tackling poverty as people continue to have to make do with less.
Coming as the Welsh Government launches its Tackling Poverty Plan, the conference will aim to gather ideas and debate fresh approaches to helping others survive.
Participation Cymru will be hosting a table as part of the Conversation Café session on ‘Reaching the voice of those living in poverty’.
- Victoria Winckler of the Bevan Foundation, addressing delegates on ‘the poverty iceberg’ and the challenge to wellbeing in Wales
- Julia Unwin of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on ‘the challenges of deficit, demographics and degraded public discourse’
- Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Local Government and Communities, who will offer more details on the Tackling Poverty Plan
- Supporting individuals in poverty – Buttle UK and the Trussell Trust
- Developing good money habits – CredCer and the Money Advice Service
- Creating community assets – Glyncoch Community Regeneration
Delegates will also be invited to take part in a Conversation Café round table debate on sharing new ideas, with tables hosted by representatives from the Big Lottery Fund, Citizens’ Advice Cymru, Oxfam Cymru and others.