Poverty truth commissions are not a talking shop

By Andrew Grinnell | 22 June 2022

The outbreak of the COVID pandemic reminded us that wisdom comes in many forms.

We relied on the forecasting of epidemiologists to understand the nature of the challenge, the brilliance of NHS staff in treating those who were sick, and the local knowledge of public health teams, third sector organisations and faith communities in identifying the vulnerable people and communities that needed immediate support. But this is a far from exhaustive list. In each case, this wisdom has been formed through the experiences, education and environment of the individuals and organisations.

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