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    Improving the condition of people’s homes

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    Helping people maximise their income

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    Making the move into work easier

About Lincoln Against Poverty

In July 2013, the council’s Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee began looking at poverty in Lincoln. In the midst of the largest recession in 100 years, combined with the biggest changes to benefits in more than 60 years, this review was timely. The review culminated in the Lincoln Poverty Conference 2014, where more than 100 delegates from dozens of partner organisations across the city came together to plan a way forward. From the Conference, more than 100 actions were suggested by partners, many of which formed the Lincoln Anti Poverty Action Plan. Under the banner of ‘Lincoln Against Poverty’, we are now working together to deliver the Anti Poverty Action Plan for the city. If you would like to be involved, or want more information on the work we are doing, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ part of this website, and get in touch.

Latest Articles

  • The big Lincoln Soup is back!

    Posted on October 6, 2017

    On Saturday 7 October, local people will again come together again to invest in the ideas, commitment and community-mindedness of their fellow Lincolnians. The Big Lincoln Soup is an opportunity for people with ideas for projects, events or interventions designed to make a difference to the communit...

  • Children of Lincoln project needs a logo!

    Posted on September 29, 2017

    The School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln have been working with City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council since 2016 to launch a child rights initiative for the city of Lincoln. The aspiration of the Children of Lincoln Steering Group is for Linco...

  • Centre for Social Justice Awards

    Posted on September 29, 2017

    The Centre for Social Justice is looking for community-based charities and voluntary groups that are preventing poverty or helping people and families caught in damaging situations, to turn their lives around. The Awards aim to celebrate and reward some of the best initiatives from throughout the UK...

  • Do you care for someone with a diagnosis of dementia?

    Posted on September 19, 2017

    The Alzheimer’s Society is running a series of carers’ information sessions for people caring for a family member or friend with dementia. The sessions provide an opportunity to talk in a friendly and confidential environment about your own experiences. The sessions are free of charge. ...

  • Lincoln conversion/ESOL classes

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    Lincoln conversion/ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages) are great ways to improve your English, whilst at the same time meet new friends. There are a number of classes currently running in Lincoln. If you are interested in attending one of these classes, please click on the ...

  • Local welfare schemes at ‘risk of collapse’

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    An article has recently been published on the LocalGov website highlighting local welfare schemes are in ‘meltdown’ and at risk of collapsing altogether. The research shows 26 local authorities have already closed their schemes altogether and a further 41 have cut back spending on t...

  • Discover your potential free course

    Posted on September 11, 2017

    Aged over 16, finding it hard to get a job and wondering what your next steps might be? Voluntary Centre Services is running a free course in Lincoln to help people to discover their potential. The course will take place over three days, with the first session taking place on Wednesday 18th October...

  • August/September news bulletin from The Network

    Posted on September 1, 2017

    The latest news bulletin from The Network is now available to view. The bulleting includes details of upcoming ‘Launch Into’ careers events, together with information on how to keep up to date with all the latest news from The Network. Please click below to view the bulleting.   &...

  • Enjoy huge savings on your energy bills with Lincolnshire Energy Switch

    Posted on August 16, 2017

    Residents across the county can make huge savings on their energy bills by signing up to the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme. Energy bills might be at the back of our minds as we take time out in the summer sun, but price increases announced last week mean that now is the perfect time to review yo...

  • Council staff turn t-shirts into tins for food banks

    Posted on August 16, 2017

    City of Lincoln Council staff are celebrating after donating over 500 food items to the city’s food banks and community larders. A ‘dress down’ day was held at City Hall, Hamilton House and Sleaford offices on Friday 4th August where staff were allowed to ditch the blouses, shirts and ties in...