Anti-Poverty in Sandwell - Overview
Tackling Poverty in Sandwell
Sandwell MBC has one of the highest levels of deprivation among local authorities in England (13th out of 326, Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015). 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.
Sandwell Anti-Poverty Action Plan
Please find below the working copy of Sandwell's Anti-Poverty Action Plan 2014-15. This document has been drafted with contributions from partner organisations.