How your business can help tackle inequality and poverty

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Cambridge City Council is holding an event on 16th November for businesses. Mark the 20th anniversary of Living Wage, learn how to tackle homelessness and food poverty, and identify how to promote race equality in your workplace.

At this event, you willl hear from:

  • The Living Wage Foundation: To mark Living Wage Week (15th to 21st November), as we celebrate 20 years of the national campaign for the real Living Wage. The Living Wage Foundation will also explain the difference the living wage movement makes locally and nationally, and explain practicalities for becoming accredited with the Living Wage Foundation. The real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what employees and their families need to live. That is why it’s higher than the Government’s minimum wage, which has now been rebranded as the ‘National Living Wage’.

  • It Takes A City: On engaging public, private and third sector bodies to work together in new ways to end rough sleeping due to homelessness in Cambridge. It Takes a City will introduce their new 'Sharing Spaces' guide, aimed at providing businesses with clear information on how to engage positively with rough sleepers and homeless people.

  • Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF): CSF leads the Food Poverty Alliance and will share how businesses can help tackle food poverty in the city, and the difference businesses have made in the pandemic. (CSF will also briefly introduce their Climate Award module to be launched in October and opportunities that promoting action on climate change and climate diets offers businesses.)

  • Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum (CECF) will share best practice on how employers can promote race equality, diversity, and inclusion in their workplaces. CECF has produced a toolkit on this for employers, which draws on their expertise from running the Cambridgeshire Human Rights and Equality Support Service providing free advice, support and advocacy to people who have experienced discrimination, including in the workplace.

Cambridge City Council is really excited by the range of speakers and topics for this event and hopes to see you there!

To book a place or for more information on the event, please contact Helen Crowther.


The district council for Cambridge.

Cambridge City Council