Poverty Awareness Training

The Poverty Alliance has over 10 years of experience in delivering Poverty Awareness Training. This 1 day course is delivered by experienced Poverty Alliance Fieldwork staff who draw heavily on their in-depth knowledge of poverty issues and on their direct experience of working with individuals and groups who are experiencing poverty. 


Who should attend?

Management and operational staff who wish to have a better understanding of poverty issues and would like to identify ways in which they could engage more  effectively with individuals and communities facing poverty and social exclusion.


Course Aim:

To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the relationship between poverty and inequality and how poverty impacts on individuals lives;

To enable participants to identify ways in which they can provide an effective service to people who experience poverty.


At the end of this one day course participants will;

  • Have an understanding of the nature, roots and causes of poverty and what poverty means to those experiencing it.

  • Have an understanding of the relationship between inequality and poverty.

  • Be aware of ways in which common prejudices and stereotypes can lead to discrimination and the unfair treatment of people experiencing poverty.

  • Have gained an overview of national and local anti-poverty strategies and policy responses to tackling poverty

  • Have identified changes and improvements which can be made to work practices to improve service delivery.

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For more information please contact:

Robin Tennant

Fieldwork Manager


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