February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
University of Manchester


poverty, homelessness and socioeconomic rights under austerity

6.00 pm Thursday 13 February 2020

Registration from 5.45 pm

University Place Room 3.204, University of Manchester (Map)

To register your place please click here
The last 10 years have seen significant and long-lasting cuts to essential public services by successive governments, seriously infringing people’s socioeconomic rights – the rights to social security, health, housing, food, an adequate standard of living and more – resulting in increasing levels of inequality across the UK.
The Human Rights Lawyers Association and the University of Manchester are pleased to invite you to a public event to hear from lawyers, campaigners and academics about their work, experiences and research into the impact of austerity on inequality and people’s socioeconomic rights.
The panel will discuss how in their own diverse areas and fields, they have seen the intersectional impact of cuts to essential services and the resulting impact on equality, including in relation to access to justice, people with disabilities, migrant women, food and period poverty and homelessness.
The discussion will include a Q&A session for audience members to participate in the debate.





Aarif Abraham (civil and social rights barrister, Garden Court North)


Alison Briggs (PhD researcher, University of Manchester)


Rick Burgess (Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People)


Lucy Mort (Safety4Sisters) 


Graham Witham (Director, Greater Manchester Poverty Action)

Accessibility: The room is on the third floor, but it is fully accessible as there a number of lifts in the building. If you need disabled parking, please contact us (administrator@hrla.org.uk) and it can be arranged close to the venue.