Oxfam tackles poverty wherever we find it, including in the UK - one of the richest countries in the world. We are using our network of high street shops to build people life chances- by supporting them to volunteer there, and gain valuable skills and confidence to enable them to take the next step in their lives. In our work on food poverty, we are working collaboratively with other organisations to establish a measure in the UK that will help us tackle the root causes more effectively. And we continue to campaign for decision makers to take action to tackle economic inequality
and focus on reducing poverty.
We consult communities, and influence policy makers and the general public to create change for people living in poverty and narrow the growing gap between the richest and the poorest. Our vision is of a fairer country where no one lives with poverty, where women and men are treated equally and everyone has the chance to influence decisions that affect their lives.
We have a long history of joining up with local community groups to create change. We use our voice to help influence decision makers, to put pressure on the UK Government - and those of Scotland and Wales - to create policy that helps those living in poverty.