Light up the map
Thu 17/10/2019

To light up the UK map and show solidarity across the UK.

Let's stand together and have visible show of solidarity, promoting the fantastic work going on and our solutions to raise awareness of the need to eradicate poverty on a local and national level.

To participate:

  • Get in touch with us to let us know about your proposed activity or find out more
  • Join our social media takeover campaign by using the #endpoverty #idep #aplecollective

Organized by: The Aple Collective

Despite the current turmoil and political upheaval of our time, we the Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience (APLE) Collective continue to be a force united in affecting change in communities that experience disadvantage and poverty. Across the UK, far too many people are left marginalised by local and national decision-makers. Matters that affect the most vulnerable in our society are made without their input. This leads to poorer decisions and systems, such as in Universal Credit, where claimants insights and experiences could have foreseen and prevented many of the most glaring problems. More fundamentally, it contributes to continued social disharmony, failing to harness the expertise of people who truly understand poverty and can help to tackle it.

We are a growing national collective of individuals who experience poverty.

We believe that the solution to poverty everywhere is to work in partnership with people who have lives experience of poverty.

APLE aims to create a sustainable grassroots network across the UK to raise awareness of poverty, reduce stigma and work together with others to eradicate it. Let us know about what you are doing in your area with people who have lived experiences of poverty and join our social media takeover by using #endpoverty #idep @aplecollective.


Everywhere in the UK
United Kingdom