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The psychology of poverty – reconnecting with our social purpose and reimagining services

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 27 Jan 2021 10:00
  • End 27 Jan 2021 13:00


The psychology of poverty

Virtual Workshop

A workshop designed to help social landlords reconnect with their social purpose and reimagine their service offer for low income tenants.

In the post-Covid era, poverty will become more entrenched and negatively affect more of our tenants.

But one positive from the pandemic, is the fact that it has awakened in many social landlords a desire to connect with tenants in more empathetic ways. This workshop utilises the ‘psychology of poverty’ to bridge the gap and think about poverty and our work on it differently.

This workshop is not about solutions. It is about learning how to reconnect with the underlying causes of poverty. It is about thinking critically about how we approach this topic and acknowledging the uncomfortable thought that we may be part of the problem. It is the start of a journey towards reconnecting with our social purpose and imagining, and then building services that reconnect with this aim.

If you want to learn how to think differently and  you are willing to ask difficult questions and engage with difficult ideas about the sector’s role in compounding the effects of poverty, this is the workshop for you.

The workshop will:

  • Briefly outline the origins of the ‘psychology of poverty’
  • Outline poverty’s effects on the individual and how it shapes environments
  • Examine what we don’t look at when thinking in terms of poverty, and what this causes us to miss
  • The ethics and limitations of the approach
  • It will kick-start a process for you to think and feel differently about this topic and leave you with the foundations of imagining new services for tenants.

Delegates need to know:

  • This is not about ‘off the shelf’ solutions. It is about better understanding the problem of poverty and re-imagining services from this perspective.
  • This is a journey. The trainer is exploring ways of thinking and feeling differently about our work in housing and is inviting you to collaborate.

“Brilliant webinar - more like these please - different ways of thinking”

“The presentation has opened my eyes more and will definitely cause me to think about my work in this light”


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Delegate fees:
Full price: £175.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £150.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts or free places at this event. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited



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