4in10 sees poverty as an abuse of human rights. As Nelson Mandela put it:

‘Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.’

Equally Ours have published an excellent, evidence based report written by Belinda Pratten, Levelling Up: Firm Foundations. 

Written from an equalities and human rights perspective it covers work, social security, social care, civil society and housing as well as the wider issues of public procurement and investment. A great Christmas holiday read.