Health and Wellbeing

The Equality Trust Joins Marcus Rashford, Chefs and Charities to Call on the PM to Fix Free School Meals Policy

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
10 Downing St,
Westminster,
London. SW1A 2AA
 

The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education
Department for Education
20 Great Smith St,
Westminster,
London. SW1P 3BT
 

14th January 2021

 

Dear Prime Minister,

cc. Secretary of State for Education

 

Government Needs to Urgently Fix Free School Meal Policy Long-Term

The Equality Trust Calls on the Government to Honour Commitment to Reduce Inequalities

Commenting on the Marmot Review: Ten Years On, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director, The Equality Trust said:

“As we have known for some time and the evidence overwhelmingly proves, inequality is bad for everyone. The deep inequality now entrenched in the UK continues to rip apart the very fabric of our society. Health inequalities are some of the most widely understood and widely reported symptoms of a broken system.

The Equality Trust’s Executive Director Speaks at United Nations on UN Special Rapporteur’s UK Report

A day before the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights presents the critical findings from his UK country visit to the Human Rights Council, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust will be part of his conversation in Geneva, with experts from UK domestic civil society and international NGOs to reflect on the current state and scale of poverty in the UK and what can be done to address the human rights violations that are both the cause as well as the consequence of poverty.

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