Our city has many high achievers, successful businesses, knowledgeable graduates and skilled entrepreneurs. We want success to be an aspiration for everyone, whether that’s a successful business, a successful family or success in employment.
For some people however, success can seem distant. For some, life has become an unmanageable series of problems so we must support those who feel furthest away from success. It’s important they feel more engaged, better connected and more able to share in the success of Brighton & Hove.
In order to re-connect those in need, we must focus on the co-ordination and provision of timely and accurate advice and support, making sure it is accessible, obvious and provided to the people who need it most.
We will provide advice and support as early as we can as we know that early intervention is more efficient and gives better outcomes for people. We will also work with communities to make them more resilient and better able to deal with the issues that they face
By doing this, we can start reducing the inequality where residents in certain neighbourhoods of the city, and from different ethnic backgrounds live shorter, less successful lives than their near neighbours.
In supporting and promoting initiatives that reduce inequality we can reduce financial exclusion, extol the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and improve the lives of the most vulnerable; improving equality for the city at large.