Throughout the project, the commissioners worked with an expert panel of people with direct experience of poverty. This group, based in Manchester and Salford, ensured the Commission’s recommendations will work for and make sense to those who are the intended beneficiaries.
The panel drew on many years’ experience of living with the issues the Commission explores, and here is some of what they had to say…
On the pressure of having families to feed
On the cost of food
On the health implications of not having enough to eat
On low pay and social security
On the accessibility of nutritious food
On food banks