How we work

The Commission aims to work in a way that is:

  • Solution focused – not just describing the problem
  • About numbers and people – reducing the big numbers in poverty but also ensuring that solutions work for everyone
  • Honest and realistic– bringing honesty and clarity to the debate, being pragmatic and realistic about action required
  • Courageous – having the will to say what is right, not what is easy
  • Concerned with people – not lost in statistics, but focused on the lives of individuals
  • Speaking up for those who are often not heard – tackling stigma and recognising the needs of those who are under-represented
  • Influential
  • Educational – helping wider society understand the challenges and building consensus to action
  • Collegiate – working with others and offering support where positive steps are being taken

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