Cost of Living Conference

06th November 2023

About this event

Join us at the Birmingham City Partnership – Cost of Living Conference!

It has been over a year since a Cost of Living emergency was declared in Birmingham. Since then, a city-wide coalition of partners has helped to deliver an unprecedented response – helping to deliver a network of 243 warm spaces across the city; cash contributions to over 100 foodbanks; energy bill top-ups to 3,400 households; and at least £1,717,285 in income and benefits maximisation for our most vulnerable residents. This could not have been delivered without the contributions of partners from across the city – business, public and voluntary sectors working together to demonstrate the power of partnership working.

At the Birmingham City Partnership – Cost of Living Conference, we want to continue the conversation with partners from across the city. What challenges and opportunities face our city? How can we learn from each other and share best practice? What do we want the future of Birmingham to look like?

The Birmingham City Partnership – Cost of Living Conference kicks off Birmingham Cost of Living Week, a week of activity taking place across the UK’s second city to recognise, promote and shape the city’s response to the Cost of Living emergency.

Why Attend?

Connect and Collaborate – Network with partners from across the city, members of the public, and change-makers who are committed to making Birmingham more affordable and equitable for all.

Unite for Change – Learn how you and your organisation can play a vital role in addressing the challenges our city faces. Your ideas and contributions are essential to our collective success.

Shape the Future – Be part of the conversation about Birmingham’s future, the challenges we face and the opportunities that we can unlock together.


What to Expect

Join organisations from across Birmingham, including leaders from the public, voluntary and community, and private sectors, to help shape the city’s continuing response to the Cost of Living Crisis.

The wide-ranging agenda will include:

  • A look back on Birmingham’s Cost of Living response so far – including examples of best practice from across sectors
  • The latest insight into the impact of the crisis on Birmingham
  • Break-out sessions focusing on different sector responses and challenges
  • Panel discussions mapping the way forward for Birmingham, including how we want to work together as a city
  • A mini cost of living ‘marketplace’ for delegates and partner organisations to promote their work


Detailed agenda and timings to be confirmed shortly, including registration for break-out sessions.

Conference Partners

The Birmingham City Partnership brings together stakeholders from many sectors to discuss Birmingham’s key opportunities and challenges and considers how the city responds to them. It includes representatives from across key sectors in Birmingham, including health, community safety, further and higher education, business and voluntary and community sector organisations.

Any Other Questions?

Please contact Mary Crofton at or the Strategic Partnerships Team at

Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter future for Birmingham.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.