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Building Public Support for Eradicating Poverty in the UK


Delvaux, J. and Rinne, S.

Subject Keywords: Health intervention, Poverty
Topic: Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: United Kingdom

Public support is necessary to encourage Government action to tackle UK poverty. However, building public support for this can be challenging.This study:• looks at successful ways of building public support for tackling UK poverty, including the use of ‘real life’ stories, for example;• explores how organisations measure the effectiveness of their initiatives;• finds that only few initiatives explicitly aim to build public support for the UK poverty agenda – and these initiatives tend to change perceptions and behaviour rather than attitudes; and• argues that the term ‘poverty’ needs to be clarified, and possibly avoided when first engaging people.



Rights: © Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Suggested citation:

Delvaux, J. and Rinne, S.. (2009) Building Public Support for Eradicating Poverty in the UK [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 23rd September 2019].


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