A series of workshops have been held covering the issues that are faced within the Brighter Futures Wards.
Health Inequalities - create the opportunity with a representative from as many relevant partners as possible to explore how we can all work better to address the known health inequalities which exist and to improve the general health and wellbeing of those who struggle.
Employability - consideration of the deep-rooted employability issues, to identify opportunities to match the future job opportunities of local businesses with residents. Representatives from many relevant partners explored how we can all work better to understand and address the issues. Victoria Prentis MP gave a keynote speech.
Child Poverty - explored how we can all work better to address the known Child Poverty issues which exist and to improve the situation for those who are affected. There was a key note presentation from the Child Poverty Action Group.
Educational Attainment - develop a whole community approach to action planning for the benefit all pupils but especially those from the identified Brighter Futures area. We considered how we can all play a part in supporting children, families and young people to fulfil their potential and improve levels of attainment.