Our work in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is our home. We’re passionate about resolving poverty here.

Across the city region, Resolve Poverty is delivering strategic, policy and programme interventions.

These include working with NHS Greater Manchester and Bolton MBC to support the development and implementation of strategic responses to poverty. We’re working with localities to develop policy responses to the issue. This includes supporting the adoption of the Real Living Wage by employers across the city region.

of 10 of our councils have anti-poverty strategies
accredited Living Wage Employers in the city-region

In line with our strategic priority to maximise the financial resources available to households, we are delivering our Money Advice Referral Tool (MART) and Money Matters programmes. The MART supports people to access advice and maximise their income by increasing effective referrals between different organisations, and is currently available in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Money Matters puts benefit advisors directly into schools in Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport and Trafford to help parents access the support they are eligible for.

organisations are using the MART to support people
gained in household income for families via Money Matters
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We are also equipping stakeholders with knowledge development activities. We do this through our regular communications that seek to highlight good practice and relevant research and policy developments. Our Poverty Monitor (to be updated in autumn 2024) provides data on local levels of poverty and related indicators.

The Poverty Monitor provided us with a multi-dimensional picture of poverty within a local and regional context, helping us target our policies to the most deprived areas of the city

Through our events and training we create opportunities to develop knowledge. We’ve trained 562 NHS Greater Manchester professionals and delivered bespoke training to local public and VCSE sector organisations. Our training courses cover: poverty awareness; tackling poverty with data; maximising household income and valuing lived experience.

Great training, well presented and gave useful ideas on how to support people living in poverty

The topic is a difficult one and it was handled sensitively - really well thought out and well-delivered session

This work is supported by our Greater Manchester Principal Partner Scheme. You can read more about this and how your organisation can become a member here.