Monday, 13 November 2017

The Lewes Divide: what you can do

Following our successful event at the Depot in November 2017, we know that people want to take action. Here's the what you can do section from our 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.
East Sussex Credit Union: 0300 303 3188
Citizen’s Advice: 0344 4111444
Landport Food Bank: debbietwitchen[at]
Malling Food Bank: john.lamb[at]
Fitzjohn’s Food Bank: helen.chiasson[at]
241 for foodbanks and Lewes Community Cafe:
Tenants of Lewes District told[at]
Lewes for a Living Wage:, 01273 470940

National campaigning:

And view the discussion on 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Lewes Divide: poverty in Lewes

Lewes for a Living Wage published 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 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.

Friday, 13 October 2017

The Lewes Divide

Booking is now live for our event on 9th November on Depot website


Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Lewes Divide

Lewes for a Living Wage will be showing I, Daniel Blake, followed by a discussion on poverty in Lewes, at the Depot on 9th November at 7.30pm. Cost: £8, £4 concessions. Booking details to follow. The group will also launch our new leaflet on poverty in Lewes. Our own short video is available here. The Depot is already a Living Wage employer. Living Wage Week 2017 is from Sunday 5th November to Saturday 11th November.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Depot Cinema signs up

The new Depot Cinema, which is opening soon near to the rail station, has already signed up to pay the Living Wage 

Look at our short film here to see why the Living Wage is so important in Lewes

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Newly signed

Skillsnap is a new online service to enable employers and job seekers to find the best match, allowing people to present themselves directly without CVs, and saving on employers' recruitment costs. Skillsnap has signed up to Brighton and Hove Living Wage

MakingVenturesWork provides advice to businesses to enable them to reach their full potential and has also signed up with the Brighton scheme

Sunday, 12 March 2017

It's official!

Lewes for a Living Wage has signed an agreement with the Living Wage Foundation so that we are officially one of their local campaigning groups and can use their logo and other materials and be in touch with more groups like ours all over the country. We would like to share our film more widely too.