This report documents learning from JRF’s work alongside organisations led by people in poverty over the past five years, on what funders can do to build power and support transformative change at a grassroots level.
Sarah has over a decade of national and international experience in participatory anti-poverty policy development and influencing at the European Union, United Nations institutions, and at UK and Scottish Government level. Her area of expertise lies in developing systems and mechanisms that enable people with lived experience of poverty to be involved in, and contribute to, the development of anti-poverty policy. Sarah has an in-depth knowledge of the lived experience of poverty and an understanding of the impact of social policy on people’s lives. She has a breadth of knowledge across different policy areas including income, benefits, social fund, child poverty and health inequalities, in addition to experience and knowledge of European Union social inclusion strategies.