Come and hear our plans to tackle child poverty

H&F Council’s work to help children living in poverty will be discussed at Hammersmith Town Hall next week and you’re invited to come and give your views.

The work is focused on four key areas: children’s services and schools, employment and income, housing, and health.

Residents can hear what has been achieved so far and the plans to tackle the problem in the future at the Children and Education Policy and Accountability Committee on Monday.

“Working with the NHS, schools and charities we’re determined to make a real difference to the lives of children in poverty,” said the committee’s chair Cllr Caroline Needham.

“We have plans to do a lot more in the coming years. Why not come along and find out what they are?”

The Child Poverty Strategy includes a wide range of support including helping residents find work, providing free childcare, helping families manage their budgets, tackling social isolation, and helping people live healthier lives.

The committee will also discuss how H&F’s schools have performed last year, including taking a look at exam results and Ofsted inspections.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Monday 27 February at Hammersmith Town Hall.

You can find out more on our website.