Call for evidence about the priorities of people with lived experience of poverty in the UK


Have you been involved in, or are you aware of UK based work between 2008 and 2024 that enabled those affected by the economic injustice of poverty to articulate the issues that they face and what they feel are the most important things to invest in? 

GMCVO and Greater Manchester Poverty Action have been funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to conduct an evidence review that collates and themes issues that are repeatedly deemed to be important to address. 

This evidence will be collated in a JRF ‘knowledge bank’ as part of a programme that seeks to act on the priority areas identified. By using evidence already generated JRF hope to reduce consultation fatigue while at the same time giving civil society institutions access to meaningful intelligence from those directly affected by issues. 

We are looking for evidence in any format that meets the following criteria:  

  • Evidence about the problems that people in poverty have told you about and the potential solutions or priorities that they have suggested. 
  • Evidence that has been co-produced by those affected by poverty. 
  • Evidence that resulted from a process that gave people affected by poverty the opportunity to discuss and reflect on their experience and identify their priority issues.  
  • Evidence that was produced to achieve positive change for people affected by poverty.   
  • We would expect work like this to involve people with a lived experience of poverty throughout all stages of the process including the definition of the problem, the analysis of it and solution development in particular.  

If you have evidence that fits these criteria or know about work that does, even if you have not been involved personally, please complete our online form. 

We are also grateful for any ideas of where we might look for such work.   


If you would prefer to talk to us about evidence you are aware of you can request a call via the form above. 

Deadline for submissions is 18th April 2024. 

We would also be very grateful if you could share this call for evidence with your networks. 

Thank you 

GMCVO / Greater Manchester Poverty Action