Welcome to APLE Collective! This section of the website is where we would like to welcome you. As APLE Collective stands for Addressing Poverty by Lived Experience, our core values sit around being led by lived experience, being grassroots and equality and diversity. If you and / or your group share our values we would love you to join us.
This page introduces who we are, links to our story and you can read here a little about our values and meet some of our members. This welcome page invites you to scroll through the slides below which take you through our values, our aims and the sub-groups that we work in to focus on various aspects of our Collective values.
We meet fortnightly on Tuesday lunchtime and our sub-groups meet regularly too.
We welcome individual and group members. We want all members to feel welcome and to be able to access our meetings so part of our funding is allocated to facilitate access to meetings for people living in poverty.
Our aim is to create a sustainable, grassroots network across the UK to raise awareness of poverty, reduce stigma and work together with others to eradicate it.
We are network that promotes the voice of those with lived experience of poverty but that works collaboratively with others across society to use that voice to affect change. We invite groups that have experience or are led by people who are experiencing poverty to join us and become part of the APLE Collective.
Our Values: As part of the APLE Collective everyone in the network has an equal opportunity to have their voice heard. We;
- Create a supportive space for the coming together of individuals with direct experiences of poverty to build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.
- Build the capacity of individuals with direct experiences of poverty to share their insights through peer support, training and knowledge sharing.
- 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.
- Respect the dignity of people from all backgrounds and actively seek to promote equality and diversity in our work.
Swipe through the slides below to see more of our core values:APLE_GOVERNENCE_WRITE_UP__1_
If you’d like to know more about the APLE Collective and our story:
The APLE Collective are looking for new members, We invite groups that have experience or are led by people who are experiencing poverty to join us and become part of the APLE Collective.