Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityWed 8 May 2019

Contact: Janet Cullinan Email:

PERU is proud to support the Academy for Social Justice Commissioning evening seminars in the North West. This seminar features Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Shelter

Polly joined Shelter in August 2017 from Women’s Aid, where she was Chief Executive and prior to that she was Executive Director of External Relations and Communications at Action for Children, one of the UK’s largest charities. These charities are all to a large degree dependent on commissioning for survival and in this free seminar Polly will use her considerable experience to talk about the impact of this on mission, service quality and innovation and the responsibility charities have to their beneficiaries.

Polly believes that unless power is explicitly acknowledged and deliberately disrupted and shared, there is a danger that the experiences of those who rely on us will not be heard and that the nature and value of charity – particularly at local level and where activism and advocacy are part of the mix – will change irrevocably.