A strong, diverse and fair community

Communities are the driving force of our borough. We have hundreds of residents who already give up their time to help others; including those who help friends and neighbours on an informal basis by cooking meals for lonely people or checking on the elderly, as well as people who formally volunteer in the community to run services.

We will continue to build a borough where different communities live happily alongside each other and have opportunities to come together. We will enable them to develop the connections and support networks that will enable them to achieve their full potential. We will also do all we can to tackle the inequalities that persist across our borough, in particular reducing the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children at all stages of people's school education and tackling health inequalities.

Ensure our development and regeneration work leads to increased employment for residents

Difference in employment rate of residents from White and ethnic minority groups
Green
31 Mar 19
11.4%
percentage points
Green

Encourage and create more opportunities for volunteering and community participation

Adults who have done voluntary work in the last 12 months
Red
31 Dec 18
17.0%
percentage
Red
Residents who agree that people get on well with those from different backgrounds
Red
31 Dec 18
86.0%
percentage
Red
People who report having sufficient social contact
Green
31 Mar 19
86.0%
percentage
Green

Reduce the achievement gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils

Attainment gap between B. Caribbean pupils and all pupils nationally at Key Stage 2
Green
30 Sep 18
11.6%
percentage points
Green
Attainment gap between B. Caribbean pupils and all pupils nationally at Key Stage 4
Amber
30 Sep 18
14.2%
percentage points
Amber
Attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and all other pupils nationally at Key Stage 2
Red
30 Sep 18
12.5%
percentage points
Red
Attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and all other pupils nationally at Key Stage 4
Red
30 Sep 18
11.6%
percentage points
Red