The Launch Of The East Surrey Poverty Truth Commission

A first for the South East Of England-A Poverty Truth commission-made up of 15 Community Commissioners and 15 Civic and Business Commissioners. There were over 120 guests to witness the launch of this 18 month project for the Community Commissioners to share their thoughts on ways of reducing poverty (and the growing use of food banks), for the civic and business commissioners to listen with care and empathy to see how to help with this.Thanks to Jonathan lees for getting this Commission up and running. As Bill Gates said “I believe that if you show people the problems,and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act”-The commission aims for this and a cultural change to understanding poverty.