Praxis is proud to be working with the Getting By? project in 2014.
Getting By? aims to tell the story of thousands of working families who are struggling on low incomes in the face of everything from wage freezes and welfare cuts to spiralling energy costs and cuts in essential services. Starting in the next few weeks, the year-long project will use personal stories and a team of community researchers to shine a light on the experiences of 30 Liverpool families as they cope with the realities of life in 21st century Britain.
The initial idea for Getting By? came from North Liverpool CAB and was influenced by the ‘Round About A Pound A Week’ project launched 100 years in London by the Fabian Society. The project captured the daily budgets of 30 Lambeth families over a four year period to produce a unique portrait of the pressures facing working people. The project was then conceived following the Mayor of Liverpool’s Hope Conference which focussed on a co-ordinated city-wide approach to tackling poverty.