Tell Me Your Story

Tell Me Your Story

Starting conversations about poverty in England

February 2015

As the general election approaches, we urgently need a constructive conversation about the reality of poverty for the people who experience it. We believe that this conversation needs to start with listening to people’s stories.

In this report we share three stories that show how complex life can be for ordinary people on a low income - the challenging situations they face and the hard decisions that need to be taken in difficult financial circumstances.

It is our hope that these stories will start conversations about poverty; conversations that will deepen our understanding, help us to better know and care for our neighbours, and so enable us, together, to build flourishing communities.