Gofod 3: Can the third sector ease the cost of living crisis?  

A food bank
EventsEvent Date: Jun 23rd, 2022  Time: 12:00 - 13:00  Location: On line

As prices soar, what is the role of the third sector in easing the pressures? Join us at Gofod3 – Wales’ largest voluntary sector event – to have your say

With incomes broadly static and prices soaring, many households are turning to charities to keep their heads above water. Food banks, uniform banks, furniture reuse centres and homelessness shelters – for example – have become an established part of the services that people rely on.  They are arguably now part of the wider welfare state.

But is this right?

Join our panel for a lively panel discussion about charities’ and community groups’ responses to the cost of living crisis. 

  • are charities letting governments ‘off the hook’ by providing essential services?
  • what value does the third sector add to state-provided services? 
  • are third sector organisations properly recompensed for providing essential help?

How to register

The discussion is part of the Gofod 3 programme – registration is via their website. 

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The Presenters:

Image of Frances Beecher

Frances Beecher

Frances is the Chief Executive of Llamau; Wales’ leading young people and women’s homeless charity.

Frances has worked extensively in the VAWDASV and Third Sector, acting as founder and chair of Cymorth Cymru and the EYHCymru coalition

Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone is Executive Director for Wales for Samaritans. Sarah is a member of the National Advisory Group on suicide and self-harm prevention to Welsh Government, the Wales Alliance for Mental Health and the Cymru Well Wales Strategic Leadership group.

Steffan Evans

Dr Steffan Evans

Steffan Evans is Head of Policy (Poverty) of the Bevan Foundation. Steffan has a particular interest in exploring solutions for in-work poverty and in examining how the social security system could be improved.

Victoria Winckler

Dr Victoria Winckler

Victoria Winckler is the Director of the Bevan Foundation. Victoria frequently gives expert evidence to Assembly Committees, comments in online articles and speaks at a wide range of events. She is currently a member of the Ministerial Tax Advisory Group, and a board member of Traveline Cymru.


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