Decision details

Child Poverty Action plan

Decision Maker: Policy and Performance Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved


The Committee noted the report and was informed that it was lack of income from parental employment that makes it hard to break free from poverty. Other contributing factors included long-term worklessness, low parental qualifications, parental ill health, family instability, family size and drug/alcohol dependency.


Councillors discussed disparities across the borough and ways in which the Council could help reduce the number of households in poverty. Since being established, Stapleford Food Project had organised youth clubs throughout the summer and collected clothing/school shoes to distribute. It was proposed that this be replicated in other areas. Job Clubs in all 4 towns would to be held in 2020.


Publication date: 30/07/2020

Date of decision: 04/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Policy and Performance Committee

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