How can your business help people living in poverty in Cambridge?


Cambridge City is the most unequal city in the UK

This is a free event to find out how your business can help to end poverty in Cambridge City. The event shall introduce you to an initiative called Cambridge 2030 to bring businesses, charities and public sector partners together to develop a shared vision and action plan across the city to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. It shall also explore the role of the Real Living Wage in helping to tackle poverty.

Dates Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 17:00 to 19:30
Venue Queens' College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET
Contact Name Helen Crowther
Email helen.crowther@cambridge.gov.uk
Contact Phone 01223 457046
Website Event website

Event details:

The Cambridge economy is thriving, but despite this Cambridge is the most unequal city in the UK. Many people living here experience poverty and hardship that is worsened by high living costs in the city.

Come to Cambridge City Council's free event on 13th November in order to find out how your business can help support people in Cambridge who are struggling financially. It will be held from 5pm to 7:30pm at Queen’s College in Cambridge. There will be presentations from Arm, The Cambridge Building Society and the Living Wage Foundation.

The event shall introduce you to an initiative called Cambridge 2030 to bring businesses, charities and public sector partners together to develop a shared vision and action plan across the city to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This initiative has been developed by Simon Humphrey (Arm), Alison Taylor (Conscious Communications) and Robert Marshall (Marshall). The manifesto for Cambridge 2030 will be launched shortly and will outline targets and indicators linked to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

This Cambridge City Council event is being held during Living Wage Week (11th to 17th November 2019). This is a national campaign week aimed at celebrating employers that pay the real Living Wage. The Real Living Wage is the only wage independently calculated to reflect real living costs and is one of the most important tools we have in tackling in-work poverty. This year Cambridge City Council won a national award for its work in raising awareness about the Real Living Wage and supporting employers through the accreditation process.

At the event, The Cambridge Building Society will share information about their journey towards accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage Foundation will also help you to explore the benefits accreditation can have for your business, and support you with queries or concerns on the practicality of the accreditation process.

In order to book a place, and if you have any questions about the event please contact Helen Crowther, Equality and Anti-Poverty Officer at Cambridge City Council on 01223 457046 or helen.crowther@cambridge.gov.uk

 

The district council for Cambridge.