APLE is a national collective of individuals and organisations with lived experience of poverty.

Our aim is to create a sustainable, grassroots network across the UK to raise awareness of poverty, challenge the stigma surrounding it and contribute to its eradication. As a network, we promote the voices of those with lived experience of poverty and we work collaboratively with others to influence change.

Our Values: As part of the APLE Collective everyone in the network has an equal opportunity to have their voice heard.

Commitment to equality.

Respect the dignity of people from all backgrounds and actively seek to promote equality and diversity in our work.

Led by lived experience.

Work together at a national, regional or local level to promote the voices and influence of those with lived experience of poverty on the decisions that impact them and to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma associated with poverty. 

Learning Together

Build the capacity of individuals with direct experiences of poverty to share their insights through peer support, training and knowledge sharing.

Our #LightUpTheUKMap campaign.

The APLE Collective’s groundbreaking “Light Up The UK Map” campaign, aims to showcase the incredible efforts being made to tackle poverty and commemorate the International Day to End Poverty 2023 (IDEP). This initiative boldly brings together individuals with lived experiences during IDEP, ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear. Through the power of an interactive map, this campaign vividly illustrates the extent of solidarity and hard work taking place nationwide. Don’t miss out on discovering the awe-inspiring events happening near you!

Taking voice seriously- The value of voice.

This briefing paper is APLE Collective’s shared knowledge reflecting our commitment to taking lived experience voices seriously.

Let’s End Poverty is a diverse, growing movement of people who are united behind a vision for a UK where poverty can’t keep anyone down.

The digital divide

Discover our EXCLUSIVE new Digital Divide Briefing Paper, now accessible for both reading and downloading.

The APLE Collective (Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience) is a growing national collective of people and groups across the UK experiencing poverty. We exist to support each other and amplify the voices of marginalised people living in poverty, working alongside allies to take positive action to eradicate and mitigate the impact of poverty.

One of our key areas of focus is digital exclusion. 


APLE Collective’s campaign is out of this world!

Join APLE Collective’s campaign to end UK poverty and become a shining star in the fight for a fairer, more sustainable UK. On October 17th, the International Day to End Poverty, APLE Collective will spotlight the fantastic work being done by those with lived experience of poverty. Let’s orbit around poverty and light up the UK map with APLE Collective’s mission. With a national collective of individuals and organisations who have experienced or are experiencing poverty, you too can be a part of this inspiring movement and be over the moon with pride!

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