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Bevan Foundation joins forces with TCC for exciting new partnership

February 5th 2021

The Bevan Foundation has set up an exciting new partnership with TCC to ensure people’s lived experience of social inequality shapes policy.

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The Bevan Foundation is delighted to announce that it has agreed an exciting new partnership with TCC (Trefnu Cymunedol Cymru/ Together Creating Communities) to develop the way that people with lived experience of social inequality can shape policy.

TCC is a community organising organisation that works with communities across north east Wales to tackle social injustice by supporting diverse communities to gain the power they need to enact change. Under the agreement the Bevan Foundation and TCC will be working together to share expertise to ensure that people’s experiences of social inequality is at the centre of policy development in Wales.

There are two strands to the partnership.

The first will look to develop how people’s lived experience of poverty is put at the forefront of policy development in Wales. The activity, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation will seek to build on TCC’s existing activity in the area. Dr Steffan Evans of the Bevan Foundation said:

“The Bevan Foundation is looking forward to working in partnership with TCC to ensure that people’s lived experience of poverty is at the centre of our work. The success of TCC’s recent Stop School Hunger campaign demonstrates how people with lived experience of poverty can bring about real change. It is vital we build on this and ensure that people’s experiences are never overlooked”

The second will be working together to ensure the voice of migrants are embedded in policy development in Wales. The partnership, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation will explore new ways of involving people with lived experience of migration in policy development, influencing and decision-making in Wales. Dr Claire Thomas of the Bevan Foundation said:

“This is a really exciting opportunity to work in partnership with TCC to ensure that the migrant voice is reflected in decisions which affect them. We think it is vitally important that people with lived experience of migration are involved in the policy making process, but currently many groups of migrants are falling through a policy-gap. Through this partnership we want to ensure they have an organised voice to help them to develop their capacity”

 Speaking about the work TCC added:

“TCC and the Bevan Foundation are working together to ensure that people with direct experience of social inequality will be put at the forefront of decision-making in Wales.  We are delighted to be working in this partnership, and look forward to working closely with the Bevan Foundation in the future.”

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