Plans to tackle Cumbria poverty approved
Last updated at 13:00, Thursday, 03 April 2014
Plans for tackling poverty and promoting health and wellbeing in Cumbria have been approved by councillors.
Cumbria County Council’s cabinet agreed a new anti-poverty strategy today which focuses on three key areas; maximising household income, building community resilience and addressing child poverty.
Cllr Patricia Bell, cabinet member for Public Health and Community Services, said: “It’s a sad fact of life today that many people find themselves living below the bread line and in poverty through no fault of their own but as a result of our national economy.
“This strategy and more importantly its actions are designed to ensure that the council has plans in place.
“The Anti-Poverty Strategy links in with many key council activities and services like children centres, libraries and Community Development Centre’s to ensure that together we are all doing all we can to support our communities and those in need.”
Councillor Anne Burns, cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “This strategy is extremely important as a tool to help us tackle the all-important issue of child poverty in Cumbria.
“We have nearly 15,000 children in our county living in poverty and although this is below the national level it’s still too many and is a significant issue we need to address.
“The strategy and its delivery plan sets out key activity that the council will undertake.
“By working together with our partners we will do everything we can to help support children and their families who are living in this situation as it is our responsibility and priority to do all that we can to improve the life chances of all children in Cumbria, especially those who need us most.”
First published at 12:29, Thursday, 03 April 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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