Minister determined to tackle ‘open wound’ of poverty

In the recently published platform article, Minister Deirdre commits to an Anti-Poverty Strategy that will address the root cause of poverty. The Minister clearly states that something more radical and transformative is needed. The Minister recognizes the strength in building and distribute wealth across communities and highlights the role of co-operatives. Deirdre Hargey says:  Community Wealth Building can play a key role in this agenda with a focus on: creating a more just and fair labour market; and creating a more inclusive economy with more democratic and social forms of ownership such as community banks, cooperatives, social enterprises and community interests.  Full version please read here:

Platform Piece: Minister determined to tackle ‘open wound’ of poverty. | Department for Communities (