Davine Forde

Davine Forde

Volunteer and blogger

Davine is one of the people whose voice JRF is helping to amplify, as she uses her lived experience of poverty to change perceptions.

Davine is a single parent, and quite well known across the voluntary sector in Manchester. Her lived experience allows her to shine a light on poverty and help others who have found themselves being swept away by its currents in their own lives.

She comes from a working-class background, and her parents were part of the Windrush generation, who were invited to Britain to find work - her mother in the NHS and her father as a supervisor in a factory.