St Leger Homes are proud to have been an important part in the Doncaster Anti-Poverty Summit 2016.
The event at the Conduit Suite, Doncaster Racecourse, saw representatives of organisations across the town join together to discuss how poverty can continue to be tackled effectively. The event looked back at the achievements and progress that has been made in Doncaster to tackle poverty issues, whilst also considering how poverty can continue to be reduced going forward.
Susan Jordan, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, Chair of Doncaster’s Anti-Poverty Strategy Group was one of the key speakers at the event.
Susan Jordan said: “The Anti-Poverty Summit is a great opportunity for partner organisations who are fighting poverty on a daily basis to come together and share their expertise on how we can make real improvements for people living in difficult situations in Doncaster. We work all year round to tackle the problems poverty creates, and we know it’s vital we unite to help to strengthen our local communities so everyone can flourish.
“It’s also great that Jim Davis MBE, Head of Community Participation at The Children’s Society, joined us at the summit to share his insights on the impact of poverty on children’s lives. We need to understand poverty from the perspective of people living with it on a daily basis, if we are truly going to eradicate it from our communities.”
Following the event Deputy Mayor of Doncaster, Glyn Jones, said:“It was tremendous to see our partners at this summit to discuss the issues surrounding poverty. This Team Doncaster approach is vital for tackling the root causes of poverty in Doncaster and ensuring we have a joined up approach. We are all fully committed to reducing poverty across the borough and working collectively we can make a real difference to those in need which helps them to help themselves.”
Jim Davis MBE, Head of Participation at The Children’s Society, said: “It’s important we see poverty through the eyes of people experiencing it. In my work with children and young people, I see every day how important it is to seek the experiences and insights of those who otherwise would be missed. We need to make a real difference in the communities young people live in, and ensure the improvements are seen and experienced now rather than just in later life.”