Good Practice

Kensington and Chelsea 'Poverty Watch'

Date Posted: 25 June 2012

The Kensington and Chelsea Poverty Watchis a local observatory which gathers evidence on local poverty and the impact it has on the local community. The group  has been set up in the last year through 4in10 network member the Kensington and Chelsea Social Council. It is led by the voluntary sector but includes members from the Local Authority, and forms a valuable joint working and communication forum.
The Poverty Watch group collects  information from a variety of sources including from frontline voluntary organisations working in the borough. This information can include figures that show an increase in demand for support services or it may be case studies that highlights the knock on effects of cuts on service users. All contributions are welcome.

Poverty Watch aims to create a body of evidence that really highlights the effects of cuts on K&C's local communities. This information will be available to help local voluntary and community organisations campaign and lobby local decision makers.

For further information about how Poverty Watch works, was developped and is doing, please contact Kuldip Bajwa, Information and Communications Officer, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council.