Improving outcomes and tackling inequalities within our communities

Focusing on improving outcomes for local people and tackling inequalities in order to build prosperity across the city, protecting
the most vulnerable and supporting and valuing the contribution of our residents.

We will do this by:

  • Effectively delivering the essential services that matter most to our communities.
  • Strengthening our Marmot City approach to ensure it remains at the heart of what we do.
  • Working with NHS partners to encourage healthy lifestyles and provide quality healthcare to all communities across the city.
  • Working with business, residents, partners, and education providers to ensure that all our communities’ benefit from job opportunities created by investment in the city.
  • Tackling inequalities through a collaborative approach, with our residents, communities, and partner organisations and through alignment with our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
  • Tackling violence and abuse in all forms, including sexual assault and abuse, serious violence and domestic abuse.
  • Addressing the needs of those on low incomes with affordable access to quality housing, heating, and insulation. 
  • Protecting children and supporting families to give children the best start in life. Raising their aspirations through integrated early help, education partnership work and implementing the Family Valued programme.
  • Improving the educational attainment of our children and young people, aspiring for excellence within all academic institutions to ensure all our children and young people are in good or outstanding schools and settings.
  • Continue to narrow and close the gap in education performance measures for vulnerable groups at each phase, including supporting children and young people who were most affected by disruption to their learning due to the pandemic.
  • Increasing Special Educational Needs and Disability places in the city.
  • Improving social, emotional, and mental health and well-being of our residents by enabling people to live independently where possible.
  • Supporting our most vulnerable – including people who are street homeless, experiencing mental ill health and the integration of our refugee and migrant communities.

We want our residents and communities to help us deliver this plan by:

  • Engaging in opportunities to improve your health and wellbeing
  • Supporting their children to get the best out of their education. Discuss their aspirations and tell us how we can help to make it happen
  • Using the local, free, early years and childcare offer
  • Accessing skills and training opportunities which can broaden employability and further aspirations

If we are successful, the difference you can expect to see is:

  • A reduction in inequalities, including health inequalities, between our most deprived and most affluent wards
  • More residents in employment, education, or training, including school leavers, and people facing significant disadvantages
  • Improvement in life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, and wellbeing
  • Reduction in crime and violence including domestic abuse and sexual violence, drug and alcohol, youth justice
  • Adults with care and support needs supported to gain, or regain, as much independence as possible
  • Social care will have a positive impact on the quality of life for Adults with care and support needs and their carers
  • Children and young people will be protected, enjoy the best start in life, and have good health, and emotional wellbeing
  • Improvements in educational achievement and progress to destinations of choice of our children and young people
  • A reduction in people who are homeless
  • Better integrated communities
  • Cleaner streets with a reduction in fly tipping