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Transforming Wales: how Welsh public services and benefits can reduce poverty and inequality

October 13th 2020 - Presented by: Viv Sugar Victoria Winckler Steffan Evans

People in Wales have long experienced poverty and inequality.

But the Coronavirus outbreak has deepened inequality and increased the challenges.

The need to put social justice front and centre at the Welsh Parliamentary elections in May has never been greater.

This webinar draws on the Bevan Foundation’s analysis and proposals from its latest agenda to reduce poverty and inequality in the next Welsh Parliament term.

Read the full agenda ‘Transforming Wales’ »


The Presenters:

Viv Sugar

Vivienne Sugar works part time as Director of her own management consultancy, working for central and local government across the UK. She served eight years as Pro Chancellor of Swansea University, was chair of Consumer Focus Wales, seven years as a local authority Chief Executive at the City and County of Swansea and prior to that was Director of Housing in Cardiff and Newport Councils.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Housing and member of SOLACE, and has acted as a mentor for a number of people currently working in public services in Wales.

Victoria Winckler

Dr Victoria Winckler has been the Director of the Bevan Foundation since 2002, establishing it as Wales’ most exciting and innovative think-tank. Victoria is also currently Wales adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Steffan Evans

Steffan joined the Bevan Foundation in July 2018 after working as a participation officer at TPAS Cymru.

In 2018 Steffan graduated with a PhD from the Wales Governance Centre, at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. His research examined the impact of devolution on social housing regulation in Wales and England, exploring how and why the law had diverged between both nations.

Steffan is currently looking at poverty in Wales and has a particular interest in exploring solutions for in-work poverty and in examining how the social security system could be improved.

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