After the economic downturn, which way is up?
On Friday 31st January Woman's Hour and You & Yours will combine for two outside broadcasts examining the impact of the recession and the strength of the current recovery. For Woman's Hour Jenni Murray will be live from a food bank, surprisingly located in the relatively affluent suburb of Timperley in Cheshire. She's joined by guests to discuss if the recession is over for women and also to meet people for whom the economic downturn has brought a new lease of life. At noon Peter White will be in Liverpool at the new Central Library. The Library has been built in partnership with private funding and the City Council is committed to fund it - meaning there is even less money for other council priorities.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell.
What does the economic recovery mean for women?
Joining Jenni live from Timperley on the panel are Lucy Powell, Labour MP for Manchester Central; Claire Annesley, Professor of Politics at Manchester University and also a member of the management committee of the Women's Budget Group; Claire Perry, Conservative MP for Devizes; and Ruth Porter, Head of Economics & Social Policy from the Think Tank Policy Exchange. Also joing Jenni are two women who've had different experiences of the downturn; Anne Hollifield, a former council worker from Middlesborough, and Melanie Bryan OBE who set up her company WhyNotChange in April 2009.