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
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
9.4%
percentage points
Monitoring

Encourage and create more opportunities for volunteering and community participation

Adults who have done voluntary work in the last 12 months
Monitoring
31 Dec 14
18.0%
percentage
Monitoring
Residents who agree that people get on well with those from different backgrounds
Monitoring
31 Dec 14
91.0%
agree that diff. backgrounds get on well
Monitoring
People who report having sufficient social contact
Monitoring
31 Mar 16
71.6%
have sufficient social contact
Monitoring

Reduce the achievement gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils

Attainment gap bet. Black Caribbean pupils & all pupils nationally at KS2
Green
30 Sep 18
11.6%
percentage points
Green
Attainment gap bet. Black Caribbean pupils & all pupils nationally at KS4
Amber
30 Sep 18
14.2%
percentage points
Amber
KS2 Attainment gap bet. disadvantaged pupils & all other pupils nationally
Red
30 Sep 18
12.5%
percentage points
Red
KS4 Attainment gap bet. disadvantaged pupils & all other pupils nationally
Red
30 Sep 18
11.6%
percentage points
Red