Church Action on Poverty has just appointed Amanda Bickerton as our National Community Link Worker. This is a new role, and Amanda will focus on supporting the great work being done by our partners, groups and supporters. We asked Amanda to introduce herself…
‘Partners to Close the Gap’, our partner church project with the diocese of Lichfield, held a poverty hearing event to mark the end of their first year. David Primrose, the diocese’s Director of Transforming Communities, shares some reflections on the event.
In Sheffield, the Listen Up! programme is helping local churches to hear the stories of people in poor communities, and work together for change. It’s an example of Church Action on Poverty’s ‘partner church’ work. In this guest blog, Revd Ali Dorey shares some of the stories that have emerged.
‘What I need is a good listening to’. That was the headline, a few years ago, of a powerful ad campaign run by the Children’s Society. Not the ‘good talking to’ from a cross adult, more familiar to many children. But adults need ‘a good listening to’, too.
In this guest blog, Revd Al Barratt writes about how an idea developed through our work with partner churches is helping his parish in Birmingham.