Before the pandemic and the economic storm it has unleashed, people in poverty were already struggling to keep afloat. This month’s withdrawal of lifelines like job protection support is likely to pull more people further into poverty. Welsh support schemes play a vital role in supporting low-income families across Wales so it is imperative that the Welsh Government steps in to provide the support people need to prevent them being cut adrift.
This webinar analysed the findings of JRF’s Poverty in Wales report and discussed how interventions in work, housing and social security could provide the stability low-income families in Wales need.
Wales’ recovery will need to prioritise people who have been caught up in waves of poverty before and during COVID-19. We can reshape our economy, housing and social security systems to work better for all of us – but it will take bold action and commitment from employers, housing and public service providers, governments and communities themselves to make it happen.
- Julie James MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government. Keynote speaker
- Dr Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation
If you would like to know more about this JRF webinar, please email [email protected] for more information.