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Proposals agreed to improve social mobility in Crawley

25 Mar 2019

Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to implement measures to improve social mobility across the borough.

The recommendations were agreed after the Government’s Social Mobility Commission highlighted the borough as one of the poorest local authority areas in the country for social mobility in their 2017 report.

Ranging from the development of social housing to addressing local employment and skills gaps, the recommendations offer practical steps to improve the life chances of those growing up in Crawley. They are:

Leader of Crawley Borough Council, Councillor Peter Lamb, said: “No one’s future should be set simply by who their parents are. Yet here in Crawley, social mobility is poorer than almost anywhere else in the UK. We cannot stand by and allow the injustice to continue; a decent quality of life should be open to everyone.

"While most of the things which affect social mobility in Crawley are controlled by West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council's current administration has done much to try and improve things and this report will add to our efforts."