Forging a good local society – Central Manchester launch

Thursday 28th July, 6pm- 8pm 

Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

Free event

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), Webb Memorial Trust, Greater Manchester Poverty Action and Cities@Manchester invite you to the Manchester launch of Forging a Good Local Society, a new publication by the CLES Chief Executive  – Neil McInroy, on Thursday 28th July 2016, at 6pm.

For too long, we have hoped that a national rising tide of economic wealth would trickle down to the poorest. This hope has not been realised. The recent vote to leave the EU, was partly fuelled by a disgruntlement at the inequalities produced by our national economic and social model.

In Forging a Good Local Society: Tackling poverty through a local economic reset, Neil McInroy makes a powerful case for a new progressive way.  He argues for a local anti-poverty movement – using devolution and progressive local economic development policy as a catalyst to unleash deeper levels of empathy and innovative power – making a counter attack on poverty.

Introducing a framework for alleviating poverty, the work details the agendas which could beckon an economy for the many, not just the few. This includes a discussion of key examples, including role of anchor institutions, citizen power, business citizenship and harnessing of local assets.

Forging a Good Local Society, argues for a socially just way: one which is more local, more bespoke, more innovative and experimental in the face of poverty.

The evening will include a drinks reception and Neil McInroy in conversation with Kate Green MP. There will be ample time for debate and questions.

Places are limited

Please ignore the references to lunch and cost on the booking form.

A blog by Neil McInroy about the report can be found on the New Start website.