The final recommendations of a commission set up to tackle poverty and deprivation in Dundee have been published for the first time.
The head of Dundee’s Fairness Commission has said her group is “where we want to be” as it embarks on the final stage of its mission to tackle poverty and deprivation in the city.
The gap in life expectancy between men from poorer and more affluent areas of Dundee is the worst in Scotland.
Dundee has one of the poorest life expectancy rates in Scotland, according to the latest figures.
Dundee schoolchildren will be among the first to benefit if city councillors back an updated action plan aimed at tackling poverty in the city.
Workers who help GPs direct patients to various services are being piloted in Dundee, as part of a bigger scheme to tackle poverty.
Scottish equalities secretary Angela Constance has met with Dundee City Council’s chief executive to discuss continuing efforts to eradicate child poverty.
DUNDEE’S council chiefs have insisted they’re minimising the impact that cutbacks are having on the public — three months into their new budget.
The findings of Dundee’s Fairness Commission and its proposals to lift more than 40,000 Dundonians out of poverty are to be taken straight to the Scottish Government.
“ANY help we can get is welcome.”
A MAJOR report detailing how tens of thousands of Dundonians could be pulled out of poverty can be revealed by the Tele.