Tackling Poverty in Sandwell
Sandwell MBC has one of the highest levels of deprivation among local authorities in England (12th out of 326, Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010). It is also in the worst quartile (25%) of unitary authorities in England in terms of child poverty (ranked 24th out of 152 local authorities according to the Child Poverty Statistics August 2011).
Welfare Reform changes, the impact of economic recession and ongoing cuts to public spending continue to hit Sandwell families hard.
To account for the scale and pace of change that Sandwell is experiencing, we will soon re-launch our approach to anti-poverty.
A workshop was held on 6 February 2014 bringing together key people in Sandwell who contribute to anti-poverty measures. Delegates identified suggested actions and we are now working with partners to develop an anti-poverty action plan.
Further information will appear on this page shortly.
For data, information and intelligence on poverty and child poverty in Sandwell please contact
Dolors Medina, Senior Research Officer (Children's Services)
Tel: 0121 569 3012
For information about the approach to anti-poverty in Sandwell, please contact
Rebecca Jenkins, Improvement and Efficiency
Tel: 0121 569 3162