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The Poverty Emergency

Poverty Truth Advisory Board

Poverty Emergency - Rethinking Poverty. Rethinking Renewal.

Building on the learning from two West Cheshire Poverty Truth Commissions, (WCPTC), it was agreed in early 2020 to mainstream this approach to inform and support all poverty work across the Council and partner agencies, developing a programme of work that retains the Poverty Truth ethos.

To support this work, the Council has now set up a Poverty Truth Advisory Board (PTAB) with public, private, civic sector and Community Inspirer representatives to advise and support services across the Council and partner agencies.

The Board meets every two months, and includes cross-party representation. It is co-chaired by a Community Inspirer alongside the Cheshire West and Chester Council Leader's Champion for Poverty and Inequality. The Board will enable all stakeholders to be involved in tackling the poverty emergency, influencing strategy, policy and making sure people with lived and living experience of poverty have a voice.