Thursday, 26 April 2018

David Smith Jewellery signs up

David Smith Jewellery Ltd has signed up to the Brighton Living Wage scheme. We are delighted to welcome another jewellery business to the Living Wage list in Lewes.

How much is enough? Making work pay

U3A free public lecture Tuesday 1st May 2.30pm
Lewes Town Hall Council Chamber 
  
What do we define as an acceptable standard of living? How can we balance the responsibilities of employers and  taxpayers for helping to provide a liveable income for the lowest paid?  

Professor Donald Hirsch will discuss his research on these questions which concern us all in Lewes.

Professor Hirsch is Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, whose research forms the basis for the real Living Wage adopted by the Living Wage Foundation. In previous roles he was a journalist, an international policy consultant and Poverty Advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Please arrive early – the chamber holds 70 and may fill up. We can keep a limited number of seats if you let us know in advance.

Contact leweslivingwage@gmail.com or ring 01273 470940
 

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Silverado videos

Two short videos about local jeweller Silverado, found on the Living Wage Foundation website: one from a young employee https://vimeo.com/143917619
and the second from the founder https://vimeo.com/143917268

Monday, 13 November 2017

The Lewes Divide: what you can do

Following our successful event at the Depot last Thursday, we know that people want to take action. Here's the what you can do section from our new leaflet on poverty:

  • Get aware – take time to find out more about these issues and spend time with those who are affected.
  • Support – foodbanks (direct, via church or supermarket) volunteer, give supplies/money
  • Campaign: talk to employers and others you know, using the LLW leaflets.
  • If you are a Living Wage employer, sign up to make this public and help promote to other employers
  • Help LLW with publicity – many people are unaware of the real Living Wage.
  • Raise awareness of poverty in Lewes with councillors and your MP.
Contacts:
East Sussex Credit Union: eastsussexcu.org.uk 0300 303 3188
Citizen’s Advice: 0344 4111444
Landport Food Bank: debbietwitchen@gmail.com
Malling Food Bank: john.lamb@abilitymagazine.org.uk
Fitzjohn’s Food Bank: helen.chiasson@btinternet.com
241 for foodbanks and Lewes Community Cafe: facebook.com/241forFoodBanks
Homelink lewesdistrictchurcheshomelink.org.uk
Tenants of Lewes District told@hotmail.co.uk
Lewes for a Living Wage: leweslivingwage.blogspot.co.uk, 01273 470940

National campaigning: endhungeruk.org

And view the discussion last Thursday on 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Lewes Divide: poverty in Lewes

Lewes for a Living Wage publishes its new information leaflet about poverty in Lewes today. Copies will be available at the Depot this evening and are being given to all Town Councillors. Contact leweslivingwage@gmail.com for an emailable copy or to order paper copies.

Pledged to Living Wage this week!

Marston Barrett, the jewellers at the top of Lewes High Street, have signed up to Brighton Living Wage in Living Wage Week 2017. They join two other jewellers and over 20 employers in the Lewes area.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Living Wage Week 2017

The new hourly rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation is £8.75 outside London.

We are celebrating Living Wage Week by showing I, Daniel Blake at the Depot cinema, followed by a panel discussion on how to reduce poverty in Lewes. Panel members include 
Debbie Twitchen (Landport Food Bank)
Jonathan Spencer (Bevern Trust)
Nikki Plummer (East Sussex Credit Union)
Jane Perry (Fitzjohn's Food Bank)
Claire Duc (Lewes Chamber of Commerce)
 
We will be launching our new leaflet The Lewes Divide, giving facts about poverty in Lewes, with the aim of raising awareness and inspiring action.