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Working towards prosperity for all in Swansea : A revised tackling poverty strategy for Swansea - have your say

Would you like you to have your say on our revised tackling poverty strategy for Swansea?

Swansea Council is committed to reducing poverty and the impacts that poverty has upon its citizens.

This strategy sets out our overarching corporate and partnership approach to tackling poverty, as well as outlining our key activities and expected outcomes.  It sets out our rationale and how we intend to support national, regional and local policy, including our Plan for a Sustainable Swansea.  In order to make this work, we will have to think differently, encouraging innovative solutions to existing problems and those that arise.  We also have to be clear that savings do not drive our agenda: better, more personalised and joined up services do. We need to work with local people and partners in the public, private and third sectors in delivery, making a positive difference to the lives of local people, improving their quality of life and contributing to a Sustainable Swansea.

The revised tackling poverty strategy has been to Cabinet who agreed that this should go out for consultation.

The Council is consulting on these proposals until Monday 7 August 2017.

We would like to invite you to submit your comments on the document during this period of public consultation.   Your views are very important so please spare a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. All your comments will be treated as confidential and the feedback you provide will help inform recommendations made to the Council's Cabinet.

Here is our revised PDF Document Tackling Poverty Strategy (PDF, 974kb)Opens new window and the revised PDF Document Tackling Poverty Strategy Delivery Plan (PDF, 109kb)Opens new window which outlines planned actions to fulfil the promise to tackle poverty in Swansea and to prioritise services where they will have the most impact. 


Complete the survey online now


Hard copies of this survey and also of the revised Tackling Poverty Strategy and Tackling Poverty Strategy Delivery Plan 2017-2020 are also available at all Swansea Public Libraries.

If you require any additional information about this survey or would like to receive the questionnaire in any other format (e.g. large print) please contact us on 01792 635238 or send an e-mail to


Prevention Strategy

The council is also consulting on our Prevention Strategy as the Tackling Poverty Strategy and Prevention Strategy both link and complement each other.

The City and County of Swansea has always taken a preventative approach. This was borne from a longstanding recognition that 'prevention activity is better, less time consuming and ultimately less costly and damaging to individuals and organisations than cure'.  This strategy presents a more ambitious direction, building upon previous work and recognising that all, including key partners and stakeholders, have a role in the prevention agenda.

Have your say on our Prevention Strategy

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