We will put tackling poverty and discrimination at the top of the agenda, ensure vulnerable people are protected, support young people and families, and make sports, arts and leisure accessible for all.
Tackling poverty and discrimination
An annual anti-poverty conference, co-ordinating organisations and groups involved in providing services to those struggling on low incomes.
End the use of bailiffs against people on low incomes.
Commit to ensuring no household is excluded from online services and activities through lack of access to digital technology and decent broadband.
Work with people with disabilities, hidden challenges and mental ill health to access decent employment opportunities post-Covid.
Actively challenge all forms of discrimination.
Protecting the vulnerable and empowering participation
Use council resources to facilitate health and care services rooted in the communities that need them most and fight proposed closures.
Create decent, paid employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Reverse cuts to Shearwater care home.
Put service providers and service users at the heart of commissioning, ensuring services are only contracted out to specialist organisations where appropriate.
A ‘Housing First’ scheme for long term rough sleepers with complex needs.
Invest in mental health services to meet current needs and those arising from the pandemic.
Education, children’s and family services
Increase access to mental health and special educational needs support services for young people and families.
Ensure food provision throughout school holidays for families on low incomes.
Ensure the necessary investment in schools so that all young people have a safe and engaging space with decent facilities, where they can learn and fulfil their potential.
Making sports, arts and leisure accessible for all
New accessible and affordable facilities to replace ones that have closed down.
Work with arts organisations and venues to build outreach and participation in cultural activities to schools, care homes and other traditionally excluded communities, making this a condition of funding.