Fair For All
One of the key purposes for Community Planning in North Ayrshire is to promote equality across our residents.
The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation breaks Scotland down into datazones and measures each datazone against each other taking into account six key areas. This helps us to know where the worst areas of deprivation are across Scotland and across each Local Authority area.
We know that in North Ayrshire there are many prosperous communities but we also know there are communities that need support to create better lives for their residents.
The following report has been prepared to outline the progress over the past year since the pledges and measures were agreed.
The Fair for All Advisory Panel
The Panel includes experts in poverty and inequality from across Scotland and will make sure that the work that needs to be done is carried out in the best way possible to have the biggest impact on the areas that need it most.
The Panel provides governance and direction to the Partnership. It will drive the changes needed to achieve the pledges outlined in the strategy.
Child Poverty Action Plan
The key pledge within Fair for All is “North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership pledges to tackle the root causes of child poverty and mitigate its impact to create a better life for local people.” The Child Poverty Action Plan gives this work a renewed focus and energy, and reinforces our commitment to our North Ayrshire children.
While the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act places duties on Local Authorities and Health Boards only we have developed this action plan with our Community Planning Partnership. This is in acknowledgement of the strong partnership approach needed to effectively tackle this issue.