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, […]

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 […]

Child Poverty and Educational Attainment Update

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board completed a review looking at child poverty and its links with educational attainment in July 2010 and have received regular updates on progress since then.  The Board at its meeting on the 23rd January will look at progress to date which will include asking questions on […]