“When you sleep rough you can’t build up stuff and things get stolen all the time” In our short film, ‘Gallery of Lost Objects’, some of our Commissioners talk about things that can get lost when living in poverty. This film was also shown at our Report and Film Launch. With thanks to Lauren Jansen-Parkes.
WHAT IS POVERTY PREMIUM? Poverty premium is the name used for the extra cost of essential products and services paid by the low household income families, disabled and benefit dependant people in the UK. I myself have suffered because of these unfair charges for essential things for me, my family or home. Examples of these […]
One of our wonderful Testifying Commissioners, Lis writes about life with Fibromyalgia… First catch the flu, then get a sunburn all over. Next put on really tight-fitting clothes and throw yourself down the stairs. Stay awake for 36 hours straight. Randomly put your fingers and toes wet into a plug socket. Consume beans and prunes and […]
Our testifiers are settling in to Birmingham Poverty Truth really well, and are enriching the process for us all with their life experience, resilience and willingness to be open with each other. We are working on our launch event and will have more information on that very soon. In the meantime here is a sneak […]