In NE England we have Dickensian levels of inequality in wages, life expectancy, and social mobility. To change this, radical thinking and reform unseen since the creation of the welfare state are needed. What can we do, individually and collectively, to create change in the North East?
Sarah Bryson is the Community Organiser for the newly formed Tyne & Wear Citizens. Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good such as The Living Wage that lifted over 70,000 families out of working poverty. As the Policy & Research Manager at Children North East, she led on the child poverty programme of work. She is a 2016 (North East Specialist) Clore Social Leadership Fellow and a member of the IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice.