Community Pride CIC are a grassroots community empowerment organisation based in Salford. We work with groups and individuals who experience severe socio economic disadvantage and poverty in the UK. Using the  teaching principles of Paulo Friere and Popular Education we work with communities to help them identify the socio economic issues that affect their daily lives and work together to raise their voices and take positive collective actions decided by them that create ripples of change in their own lives, their communities and the wider world. Since 2016 we have developed and lead the facilitation of Salford Poverty Truth Commission creating spaces for people with lived experience to come together with the key decision makers in public life and business to build new understandings of the issues faced by local people and work together to influence systems change at a high level and change attitudes in society about those who experience poverty.