The best way to tackle poverty is to work with the people affected by poverty

Scrutiny councillors in Swansea have been looking at ways that the Council can improve its Tackling Poverty Strategy. Their main conclusion is that, when developing and delivering a strategy it is vital that those people experiencing poverty were not only involved, but involved in a powerful and meaningful way. The Panel Convener, Councillor Sybil Crouch, […]

Have your say on the Tackling Poverty Strategy

Tackling poverty is one of the Council’s top priorities. A new scrutiny inquiry has started which is looking at ways in which the Council’s Tackling Poverty Strategy can be improved. Over the next few months the Tackling Poverty Scrutiny Inquiry Panel will be looking into many aspects of the work of tackling poverty and will look […]

What makes an effective tackling poverty strategy?

Tackling poverty is a massive challenge – particularly at the local level. It is essential, therefore, that any local strategy, such as the one put in place by Swansea Council, takes account of what evidence there is so that it can be as effective as possible. With that in mind, last week saw the first […]

Call for evidence: Tackling Poverty Inquiry

A new scrutiny inquiry has started which is looking at ways in which the Council’s Tackling Poverty Strategy can be improved. Over the next few months the Panel will be looking into many aspects of the work of tackling poverty and will look to answer the question ‘How can the Council’s Tackling Poverty Strategy be improved?’ […]

Finding support for young people with mental health needs is sometimes a challenge

Finding support for a young person with mental health needs is sometimes a challenge.  It is worth pointing out at this stage the distinction between mental health and mental illness.  Mental health covers emotional and well being issues and needs and is often addressed through non-medical interventions.  Mental illness is medically diagnosed by an appropriate health professional […]