The principle of the Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge is that decisions about poverty must involve people who have directly faced poverty. What if people living in poverty could take the lead on challenging the city’s leaders to work with them on tackling poverty? Would it make a difference to the decisions that are being made? What things would change? Would new solutions to poverty be discovered? Would people listen and, if they did, would they better understand the challenges that poverty brings?
Watch the short “highlights” video of the Poverty Truth launch and read more about the challenge here.