Our lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015

Issue date
17 Apr 2015

Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015 is a report about poverty in modern Britain, launched on 17 April by an independent group of women authors, including TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady. The report responds to Bob Holman's challenge to update the Our Towns poverty report published in 1943 - the recommendations of which had a significant influence on the development on health, social security and education reforms in the post-War period. Based on a series of people affected by poverty and inequality in the UK, Our Lives reminds us that radical achievements are possible even in austere times and provides a wake-up call for politicians and the public, asking us all to take a stand and help create a society that helps people to thrive, rather than merely survive.