Oxfam in partnership with Norfolk Community Foundation is hosting an Inequality Hearing in Norwich on 10 March as part of a national programme to capture views on how public services can impact on inequality.

Hearings will take place in 10 locations around the UK, covering themes such as access to employment, and decent wages.

In Norfolk, the debate will focus on the impact our mental health services have on inequality across the county.

About Oxfam’s Inequality Hearings

Economic inequality is out of control.  The world’s richest 1% have more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people.  At the same time, people all over the world are struggling to make ends meet and some are trapped in extreme poverty. Oxfam believe that there’s enough wealth in the world to give everyone a fair chance in life.

The UK is the world’s 5th richest country yet 1 in 5 people are living in poverty.  Public services such as good health care and education are key in tackling poverty, yet a lack of investment is impacting on the chances people have to achieve their full potential and seize opportunities to live a decent and dignified life.

Inequality hearings are spaces where people can come together to discuss the causes of inequality and how it impacts on the everyday lives of people and communities. Together, we create ideas for change to happen locally, nationally and globally and push decision makers to act more fairly.

Inequality Hearing in Norfolk

In Norfolk our mental health care services are under extreme pressure, and continue to fall short of the standards required to meet growing and complex needs.  Access to quality mental health services is a key factor in reducing inequality in the county and enabling people to live healthy and productive lives.

Share your views and experiences

The Hearing aims to bring together service providers, service users and those with a direct experience of living with mental ill health to discuss the impacts on their lives and what the solutions may be to ensure a safe, accessible and responsive service is available for all.

If you would like to join, book your place now – please note it is free to attend but numbers will be limited, so please ensure you book in advance.  Lunch will be provided. 

Inequality Hearing, Tuesday 10 March 2020, 10am-1pm
The Assembly House
Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ

To book, contact Tessa Clarke tessaclarke@norfolkfoundation.com / 01603 623958

Please advise of any dietary or access needs when booking.