In January 2013 the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission (GMPC) published its report and recommendations for action to assist Greater Manchester residents who experience the effects of extreme poverty. It also challenged those in a position to make a difference to respond. The report was based upon evidence and testimony collected from individuals and organisations across Greater Manchester between May and October 2012.
About the GMPC
Initiated by a small group of Greater Manchester MPs led by Kate Green MP, the Commission included representatives from community and faith; advice and welfare; trades unions; social housing; business; public, and the media. The former Bishop of Manchester Nigel McCulloch chaired the Commission and GMCVO was part of the secretariat.
The legacy of the GMPC
The Commission is no longer active, but a legacy of its work is the formation of Greater Manchester Poverty Action, an alliance of organisations wishing to respond to its challenge to make a difference . To find out more about current work to reduce poverty in Greater Manchester, visit: http://www.gmpovertyaction.org/
For those who wish to know more about the GM Poverty Commission, GMCVO has saved the text from the website which is now closed.