EEESafe Presents LocalitEEE at Policy Forum Wales.
With close to 150 Delegates attending the Policy Forum Wales event, on Tackling Poverty, (20 from Welsh Government) EEESafe created quite a bit of interest in it’s Digital Social Currency the EEECoin
With only 6 minutes to pitch to an impressive audience with at least 20 Representatives from Welsh Government, the feedback and interest was impressive.
The Director for Communities and Tackling Poverty in Wales Kate Cassidy, gave an update on the Welsh Government priorities for Tackling Poverty. One of them was to work more with Private businesses.
As CEO & Founder of LocalitEEE I “Tackled” her at the end and congratulated her on a great update. Then I asked, “if we could evidence that for every £1 earned on the online shop/auction of LocalitEEE’s National Community Development Platform, 25 Pence goes directly to Tackling Poverty, would you be interested in engaging with us.”
The answer was a positive yes and she asked how this was done. I explained how the EEECoin works and gave her my card, so lets see if we can make some progress and actually get more engaged in business, which as we know is now a priority. Particularly as working smart with LocalitEEE, we can evidence Carbon and Tonnage Waste Prevented figures, as well as Volunteer outcomes at the same.
If Kate or anyone else missed the presentation, you can look at a slightly extended version online by clicking here.
Remember that Pre-Registration is now open at www.localitEEE.com. Early indications are good, with one US Operation wanting to run their own Version.
- An average of 700,000 people were in poverty in Wales in the three years to 2013/14, equivalent to 23% of the population.
- Compared with 10 years earlier, there are more people of working age (particularly young adults) in poverty and fewer children and pensioner. Poverty has risen in working families and fallen in workless families.
- 27% of people in a family with at least one disabled adult are in poverty, compared with 23% overall. The poverty rate in these familes rises to 33% if disability benefits are excluded from income.
- There has been no reduction in the extent of Low pay in Wales for a Decade, with the proportion of jobs that are low paid remaining at around 25%. In total, 270,000 jobs, mainly held by woman, are paid below two-thirds of the Uk Median hourly wage.
- A growing share of people in poverty live in the private rather than social rented sector but there are still more in the latter overall.