London Calling: stretched too far - webinar | CPAG

London Calling: stretched too far - webinar

Published on: 
08 October 2021

A webinar on the experiences of low-income families in London during the Covid-19 pandemic

Friday 15 October 2021, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

This London Challenge Poverty Week (11 – 15 October 2021), Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) will launch a briefing on the experiences of low-income families in London during the Covid-19 pandemic, covering the first year of the charity’s London Calling project.

Funded by Trust for London, London Calling seeks to amplify the voices of London parents from ethnic minority groups and low-income households, to better understand the challenges they face raising children in the capital and to develop local and national solutions to deliver meaningful change.

For the project, CPAG convened a panel of 32 Londoners, aged 21-54 years, from each borough of London. The panellists represent communities in London whose voices have historically been overlooked or not actively sought by policymakers – such as those from ethnic minority backgrounds, on low incomes and in work and claiming benefits.

Please join us at an event to mark the launch of the first London Calling briefing on Friday 15 October at 12.30pm – 1.30pm, where you will hear first-hand from three of the London Calling panellists (Sophia, Farzana and Hamza, from Bromley, Barking and Dagenham and Ealing respectively) on the challenges they have faced over the past year, and get involved in a discussion about how we want the future to look for low-income Londoners.

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The event will be of particular interest to policymakers and voluntary and community organisations. It will:

  • Look at the key barriers to a good quality of life for children and families living on a low income in London in 2020-2021
  • Examine how Covid-19 has influenced these challenges
  • Set out some ideas for how low-income parents in London want the future to look for themselves and their families.

With thanks to our funders, Trust for London