A Fairer Future

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A Fairer Future is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our engagement. We have prepared a report that summarises the feedback from this, and other engagement activities, which is available here.

We have used this feedback, together with the latest data we have about poverty and hardship, to develop a draft strategy called, ‘A Fairer Future’. This will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet at 10am on 16th March 2022. Information about this meeting can be found here.

What you told us has made a significant contribution to our work. The feedback will not only support the Fairer Future strategy, but our work on poverty for years to come. To give a flavour of how your response has shaped the strategy, we have prepared a short table showing how the key messages from the feedback have been reflected in the Fairer Future Strategy. This can be found here.


Help us build a fairer future, where everyone can afford the essentials

Anyone can find themselves in a situation where they struggle to make ends meet. Events such as bereavement, family breakdown, redundancy, a cut in employment hours, poor health and the rising cost of living can cause financial hardship and other difficulties.

We know there are people in our borough that don’t have enough money to be able to buy the essentials, such as food, heating, housing, transport or to connect digitally. Sometimes this is a temporary situation, sometimes this can be longer term. Some groups of people are more at risk of long-term hardship than others.

In Cheshire West and Chester, we want to make a permanent difference. We want to…

  • Take urgent action to tackle the immediate consequences of hardship and poverty
  • Listen to the voices of people experiencing financial hardship and poverty
  • Transform how we do things to tackle the root causes of poverty.


Please tell us how you think we can all play our part to develop a fairer future for everyone.

The closing date for responses is Sunday 9 January 2022.

Once our engagement exercise is closed, we will collate and summarise all the responses and use them to help us develop our draft Fairer Future Plan, which will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in March 2022.

A Fairer Future is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our engagement. We have prepared a report that summarises the feedback from this, and other engagement activities, which is available here.

We have used this feedback, together with the latest data we have about poverty and hardship, to develop a draft strategy called, ‘A Fairer Future’. This will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet at 10am on 16th March 2022. Information about this meeting can be found here.

What you told us has made a significant contribution to our work. The feedback will not only support the Fairer Future strategy, but our work on poverty for years to come. To give a flavour of how your response has shaped the strategy, we have prepared a short table showing how the key messages from the feedback have been reflected in the Fairer Future Strategy. This can be found here.


Help us build a fairer future, where everyone can afford the essentials

Anyone can find themselves in a situation where they struggle to make ends meet. Events such as bereavement, family breakdown, redundancy, a cut in employment hours, poor health and the rising cost of living can cause financial hardship and other difficulties.

We know there are people in our borough that don’t have enough money to be able to buy the essentials, such as food, heating, housing, transport or to connect digitally. Sometimes this is a temporary situation, sometimes this can be longer term. Some groups of people are more at risk of long-term hardship than others.

In Cheshire West and Chester, we want to make a permanent difference. We want to…

  • Take urgent action to tackle the immediate consequences of hardship and poverty
  • Listen to the voices of people experiencing financial hardship and poverty
  • Transform how we do things to tackle the root causes of poverty.


Please tell us how you think we can all play our part to develop a fairer future for everyone.

The closing date for responses is Sunday 9 January 2022.

Once our engagement exercise is closed, we will collate and summarise all the responses and use them to help us develop our draft Fairer Future Plan, which will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in March 2022.