Fairer Stockton-on-Tees is a developing strategic framework that delivers a key priority in the Council Plan to tackle inequality.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council wants your views on the topic of inequality, what it means to you, its causes, the groups it affects most severely, and what they can do about it.
Inequality is a challenge in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees. We have affluent areas alongside areas of deprivation. Nine of the wards are in the 10% most deprived wards in the country and there is a gap of 21 years in average life expectancy amongst men between the most and least deprived wards. Stockton Borough Council (SBC) is committed to fighting this discrepancy and making sure more people enjoy a healthy and happy life here.
SBC will: Develop a new approach to tackling inequality in the Borough and to ensure that they deliver targeted support and help to those currently living in poverty to improve their outcomes, including around health inequalities and emotional health and wellbeing.