The Anti-Poverty Strategy sets out the County Councilís ambition to take positive steps to address the pressures felt by low income households in Cumbria.
The strategy also acknowledges the policy and financial challenges faced by local authorities and the wider public sector, and that partnership working, and community level actions will be critical.
Through our focus on household incomes, community resilience and tackling child poverty we will put in place a comprehensive package of activities and services to make a difference. We hope that by working in a joined up way, we can focus effort to look at how we make best use of local resources and assets to help communities.
In shaping this strategy we have listened to our customers, the third sector and key partners who have made clear, that there is much we can do by sharing our resources, and promoting a range of support from money advice, to credit unions, to promoting the Living Wage. Feedback has been clear about making sure we tailor our activities to suit both the rural and the urban pressures that low income households face.
You can view the Anti-Poverty Strategy and its supporting documents at the links below: