Category Archives: Inequalities

Christopher Pope, GMCA – A new tool in your toolbox: the Digital Exclusion Risk Index

25th October, 2021 / Andrew

1.2 million.  That’s how many people we estimate are digitally excluded in Greater Manchester.  That’s a lot. About 42% of our 2.8 million population, all of whom we estimate are limited digital users or non-users. People who can’t access online health consultations. Children who can’t access education. Families who pay more for services when discounts ...

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Cllr Sharon Thompson – Tackling Exempt Accommodation in Birmingham

20th May, 2021 / Andrew

As the cabinet member for housing at the UK’s largest local authority, one thing I quickly learned was that it’s not simply enough to assume that a roof over someone’s head solves all their problems. Tackling homelessness is of course very high on the agenda, but the quality of accommodation and the support on offer ...

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Steve Reed OBE, MP – Making Britain more equal isn’t just a moral imperative; it’s our patriotic duty

5th February, 2021 / Nicola, CCIN

Local government has done an extraordinary job in getting communities through the Covid-19 pandemic.  In a very real sense, they have become the fourth emergency service – but they have been hampered by a Conservative government whose incompetence and indecision has held them back and let them down. They have wasted £22bn of taxpayers’ money ...

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