Amina Lone is a single mother of four, who has spent 20 years working with under-served communities throughout England and is passionate about empowering people to realise their full potential. Amina volunteers with marginalised groups, women’s groups, young people’s organisations and within working-class communities.

Daniel Silver has worked for several voluntary and community sector organisations as well with a local authority, with the aim of promoting equality and participation in policy development at local, regional and national levels. Daniel is currently doing a PhD based at the University of Manchester on the politics of poverty and policy evaluation.