The Indian Professionals Forum held a drinks reception to introduce The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) to its members on Thursday 9th May at the Guildhall Club, London. The IPF wishes to acknowledge the role of Jiva Capital Partners Limited in developing its relationship with the CSJ.
During the event the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, CSJ Chairman said:
I have always believed in the ability of those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to lead extraordinary lives to change both their own circumstances and Britain for the better. At the CSJ, we see this day in day out, through the ground-breaking, grassroot charities we work with and are inspired by. The reason the CSJ exists is to support those suffering from poverty to escape the chains that bind them to make the most of their lives. Since its inception 14 years ago, the CSJ has built up a strong track record of success. In this time, we have had a number of significant successes, with many of our ground-breaking reforms adopted by Government.
Our highlights include include the design and enactment of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Universal Credit and Housing First, to mention just three. Yet this is just the beginning of the story. In truth, while our work has impacted millions of lives for the better, we have barely scratched the surface in the quest to make Britain a socially just country.
About the CSJ
The CSJ is the UK’s leading independent think tank that has put social justice at the heart of UK politics. Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, poverty is endemic throughout the country and the CSJ committed to tackling poverty’s root causes and recommending life changing solutions. Its work draws from the day to day practical experiences of the 400 or so ‘on the ground’ charities that is the network of the CSJ and the CSJ has no political leaning. Its focus and its policy recommendations are made in the areas of:
Over the last 12 months, a third of all of the CSJ’s recommendations by CSJ were taken up by Government. Knife crime, Robbery, Anti-social behaviour, Drug abuse, Homelessness, Depression and Mental Health concerns. Social injustice has got to do with these issues that we all see in the UK and is a subject close to the heart of all UK Indians.
The Relevance to IPF
We believe IPF members share a strong and deep personal connection on this subject. As the diaspora has risen to be the UK’s most prosperous many social struggles were doubtless encountered along the way. The IPF is keen to give something back to the society we live in and to the country we all call home and to play its part in alleviating poverty in the UK.