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Just Fair is proud to have contributed to a new essay collection by UNISON that looks at child poverty in the UK.

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Child Poverty is a blight on our wealthy nation – it affects the life chances of the very foundation of our society.

“At this time more than any in recent history we see the vital need to address inequality of all kinds so we can all weather the shocks and trials thrown at us on an equal footing.

“UNISON is proud to have produced this timely booklet looking at what still needs to be done in this vital area.”

Our essay focuses on why it is important to listen to the lived experience of people in poverty as well as why the Government urgently needs to implement the socio-economic duty.

This essay was co-written by our colleague Imogen Richmond-Bishop with Dr Koldo Casla, Tracey Herrington from Thrive Teesside; Daisy Sands, from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Dr Ruth Patrick.

You can find out more about the #1ForEquality campaign that Just Fair coordinates with the Equality Trust on it’s dedicated website, and you can find out more about the Do Your Duty For Equality Campaign here.

The full essay collection can be found online and contains chapters written by colleagues from CPAG, TUC, Women’s Budget Group, the Runnymede Trust and more.