Final report launch

Today the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission launched its final report, A better Croydon for everyone at Croydon college with almost 200 local people in attendence.

The report can be downloaded here, and an accessible version of the report is available here.

Commission Chair, Bishop Jonathan Clark, said, “We hope our report will mark an important step in Croydon coming together to shape its own destiny. We have many challenges but also a huge array of assets – people and organisations doing great things. We have set out 58 recommendations that can change Croydon for good. But only if we work together to make it happen. I call on organisations and individuals to commit to implement these changes. Together we can create a borough of fairness and opportunity. I am unapologetic in quoting Ghandi when I urge all of you to be the change you want to see.”

The recommendations cover key themes including:

  • New approaches to nuturing volunteering
  • Devolving power to local residents and businesses
  • Spreading prosperity out from the town centre
  • Better support for mental wellbeing in schools
  • More work to reduce the problem social isolation
  • Ways to increase security in private rental sector and tackle homelessness
  • Support for residents facing debt and to support those with disabilities or long term illness into work

 

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