Poverty: the lies we tell ourselves

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Understanding poverty can be complex. Sometimes the myths around poverty, reinforced by politicians and the media, are convenient because they allow the poor to be blamed for their poverty, and the rest of society to avoid taking any of the responsibility.  

It is important to challenge the myths that demonise those living in poverty as ‘lazy’, ‘idle’ or ‘fraudulent’.  

Join the Joint Public Issues Team as we bust some of the most common myths around poverty in the UK and think of some creative ways to challenge them in our own communities. 

This session is offered by our partners at the Methodist Church.