Tackling disadvantages

ten pledges, five years, one community

By 2016 we will have removed many of the barriers that prevent people from getting the services and facilities they need and will be enjoying building better lives as a result.

To meet this aim, we would expect to see an improvement in the following measures during the next five years:

  • A reduction in the number of young people not in education, employment or training
  • An increase in the number of people from disadvantaged groups satisfied with the area as a place to live
  • An increase in the number of 16 and 17 year olds in suitable accommodation.
  • A reduction in the number of excess winter deaths
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Progress in 2012

    Trust for Developing Communities

    Graphic of Child Poverty

A new Local Plan for the district

A new Local Plan for the district has progressed significantly over 2012. The plan aims to create the right conditions to encourage new investment that will diversify and strengthen the local economy. The council will be formally consulting on this important plan in the Spring of 2013

Our partners

  • East Kent Housing Forum
  • Community Health and Wellbeing Group
  • Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Higher and Further Education Institutions
  • Kent County Council and Local Children's Trust
  • Local Schools