Decision details

A Fairer Stockton on Tees Progress Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1. Title of Item/Report


A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees Progress Update


2. Record of the Decision


Consideration was given to a report that gave a progress update on Fairer Stockton-on-Tees Progress.


Cabinet endorsed ‘A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees: A Strategic Framework for Reducing Inequalities’ in October 2021.  The Fairer Stockton-on-Tees (FSOT) Framework detailed the Councils long term vision and commitment (over a 10 year period) to tackling inequalities in the Borough.  The report provided an overview of recent activity to address poverty and inequality including examples of how the Council worked in partnership and collaboration with both our local communities and wider statutory and VCSE partners. 


The FSOT Framework was fundamentally aligned to the Councils Powering Our Futures programme (specifically the Communities Powering Our Future and Transformation Powering Our Future missions).




1. The range and variety of activity (detailed in Appendix 1 of the report) which has been undertaken or is ongoing in partnership with our local communities, VSCE and broader partners be noted.


2. It be noted that whilst the FSOT Framework is aimed at addressing inequalities, due to the current economic situation and the cost of living challenges faced by many of the boroughs residents there has been a focus on addressing and mitigating the impact of poverty.


3. It be noted that work is ongoing with those with lived experience to develop an Anti-Poverty Plan (and supporting Action Plan) and this will be presented back to Cabinet at the September 2024 meeting.


3. Reasons for the Decision


The report was for noting only.


4. Alternative Options Considered and Rejected




5. Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest




6. Details of any Dispensations




7. Date and Time by which Call In must be executed






Proper Officer

Report author: Jane Edmends

Publication date: 16/05/2024

Date of decision: 16/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 16/05/2024 - Cabinet

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