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. DWP and Oxfam Cymru are working together in Wales to deliver an innovative project that will train almost 900 DWP staff, increasing their awareness of poverty and offering practical tools to tailor their support to each claimant. 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.
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.