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North Ayrshire: Council chief outlines plan to tackle child poverty

The leader of North Ayrshire Council has revealed more about the council’s plan to tackle child poverty.

government agencies that work with communities to help improve the lives of children and young people facing poverty.

In addition, the Child Poverty Council was established under the chairmanship of Council Chief Mary Burns to identify and implement strategies to address the root causes of child poverty.

Councilor Burns said: “Tackling deep-seated poverty, exacerbated by the current cost of living crisis, must be a priority for the council.

“We already have a range of measures in place to support families in difficulty, including for example food provision, financial advice and an ongoing investment of £500,000 to support families with the reduced cost of the school day.

“We intend to work closely with our communities to drive

immediate and positive change

and tackling poverty in our six communities to help struggling families and give our children and young people the best start in life.”

So far, the board has nominated North Ayrshire Council as a potential local authority to work with community partners to deliver people-centred solutions to tackle poverty.

If the bid is successful, the council will receive part of the government’s £5m Child Poverty Fund and help inform the Scottish Government’s Better Start, Brighter Futures plan, which aims to develop a strategy to help young people.

poverty.

The council’s work will be influenced by the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Action Plan.

Members of the public who are in need or concerned about those living in poverty can contact the Money Team via email

moneymatters@north-ayrshire.gov.uk or phone 01294 310456

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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