We have a well-established Anti-Poverty Action Group drawn from across the diocese and including key partner organisations. This focuses on issues of poverty in Greater Manchester and beyond. Members recently agreed the following aspirations to guide and give shape to their work:
Our diocesan anti-poverty work will include research, campaigning as well as general awareness raising and managing high-profile practical projects. We will also strive to bring partners together and maximise the resources we already have. We have started to make great strides in enhancing our partnership work.
The Church Urban Fund has set up the Together Network to enhance and develop the anti-poverty related work so that churches can reach even further and change things for the better for people who live with the realities of poverty. The network is made up of partnerships between CUF and dioceses that do the following:
Currently Manchester has not signed up to the Together JNetwork but we have started to explore what this might look like in the Diocese of Manchester.