Signal is part of a global Poverty Stoplight Movement eliminating poverty.
What Is Signal?
Poverty affects every person differently, whether they are living in a family home, in care, or are homeless.
That’s why Signal was created as both a metric and a methodology to enable households to assess their level of poverty and to carry out personalised strategies to overcome their specific deprivations.
How Does It Work?
Using a web-based methodology or app, individuals and households take a visual survey to produce a poverty map that allows them to see the details of their poverty on a dashboard.
Participants select images, categorised as red, yellow or green, that resemble their reality for each poverty indicator. Through its geo-tagging capabilities, the app can then generate poverty maps for entire communities which allows stakeholders to make targeted efforts and to better channel resources in a joint effort to eliminate poverty.
Impact & Partners
Our partners say the ‘beauty of the product is in the eye of the beholder’
Signal’s impact is reaching people through its methodology and partnerships.
Supporting an individual or household with complex lifestyles is similar to addressing poverty and therefore Signal is relevant to a wide range of organisations.
The aim of Signal is to:
1. Eliminate Poverty within households in the UK
2. Work with business partners who share similar values
3. Enable households to influence policy and co-design local services
We are Seeking Business partners who are:
1. Experiencing complex social issues within their community
2. Looking for an evidence-base to inform and measure transformation
3. Seeking a co-production approach
"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life." - Nelson Mandela