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The cost of living crisis - a conversation with Jack Monroe


Wednesday 15 June
Time slot
This event took place 12 months ago
Lomond suite
Wheelchair accessible
David McNeill
0131 474 8000
Economy Equality, diversity & human rights Policy & influencing Poverty
Who was the event aimed at?


Who spoke at this event?
Jack Monroe, poverty campaigner and food writer
Event summary

What was covered in your sessions?

Jack Monroe talked about her journey from single mum living on benefits to food writer, journalist and poverty campaigner. She gave an overview of the Vimes Boots Index being developed to highlight how inflation disproportionally affects those on the lowest incomes, as well as discussing the challenges of campaigning on behalf of Britain’s poorest through the current cost of living crisis.

A write-up of the session is available on Third Force News at:

An artist also captured themes from the session and can be viewed here:

Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?

Common questions to Jack related to keeping up motivation when change seems slow to happen. Jack highlighted the need to persist and never stop, no matter how hard things get.

How people can find out more or get involved in your work?

Jack can be found on Twitter at:

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