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Real Poverty

Listening to real people's experiences of poverty creates a wider sense of what helps people be strong or what undermines their strength. Economic wealth and security is vitally important, but so are social connections, access to community and the assistance necessary to overcome disadvantage. 


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Graphic on Real Poverty © Simon Duffy 2017.

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The Politics of Poverty

Slides: The Politics of Poverty

In this presentation for an Anti-Poverty Conference organised by Bolsover CVP, Simon Duffy explores some of the myths about inequality and poverty in the UK.

Poverty UK

Poverty UK

Simon Duffy explores the politics behind poverty in the UK today.

Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015

Our Lives: Poverty in 2015

An important survey of the experiences of families living in in poverty in modern Britain.

Poverty and Welfare Reform

Poverty and Welfare Reform

A presentation given at the Hallam Justice and Peace Commission in Sheffield on 1st March 2014 by Dr Simon Duffy.

Women at the Centre

Women at the Centre

Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties faced by innovative organisations in the welfare system.

120,000 Reasons to Listen to Women

120,000 Reasons to Listen to Women

Clare Hyde wonders whether the government's thinking about focusing on 'problem' families is informed by an understanding of the reality of domestic violence.

What Austerity Means for Women

What Austerity Means for Women

Brooke Bates explores the impact of austerity on women in the UK at the level of the individual and civil society.