Voices from the Margins is a project of Church Action on Poverty. It was launched in April 2017, initially as a General Election project.

Inspired by a rallying call from Revd Al Barrett in Birmingham, we set out to improve the debate and discussion ahead of polling day.

Backed by the Poverty Alliance and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, we encouraged people to get together, particularly in areas of widespread poverty and marginalisation, to discuss their visions, hopes, ideas and concerns, and to say what they thought the new Parliament and society more broadly should prioritise.

Reports from 11 different parts of the UK are still on the website, but the project has now moved on to a new phase.

This site remains a place where previously-untold stories can be given the space and audience they deserve, and where people with lived experience of poverty can speak truthfully, free from misrepresentation. If you have a story to tell, are interested in speaking to those involved, or would like to help us amplify these voices, please get in touch.


For press enquiries about the project, please contact Gavin Aitchison in the offices of Church Action on Poverty: 0161 872 9294.


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