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Why City Deal should be paused to prevent widening of inequality in Cambridge

Why City Deal should be paused to prevent widening of inequality in Cambridge

The Cambridge Commons has decided to lobby the City Deal board to “pause” the road works and their infrastructure proposals in the light of crucial evidence given to the government Planning Inspector last week.   The inspector… Read more »

Affordable housing in Cambridge – Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Society

Affordable housing in Cambridge – Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Society

Join us for a meetup on affordable housing in Cambridge at Lower Hall behind Livingstone’s Cafe on Saturday 8 July, 11am. Surjit Dhande from the Cambridge Housing Society will be discussing the current crisis in affordable… Read more »

Mental Health – The silent crisis. A discussion with Jeannette Harding

Mental Health – The silent crisis. A discussion with Jeannette Harding

  Jeannette Harding has been a long term user of mental health services and a mental health professional. Our Mental Health Trust also created a unique award to acknowledge her work as a campaigner and educator…. Read more »

Our Cambridge: Discussion series to tackle family, schools, mental health & housing

Our Cambridge: Discussion series to tackle family, schools, mental health & housing

Jean Goodrick, 2017 Feb 05

Our Cambridge – 2017 Programme Second Saturday of each month: 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July 10.45am (for 11.00am start) – 12.00pm Lower Hall, St Andrew’s Baptist Church (behind LivingStones Cafe), 43 St… Read more »

Equality Trust publishes manifesto for equality ahead of General Election

Equality Trust publishes manifesto for equality ahead of General Election

The Equality Trust has published a Manifesto for a Fairer Society with measures to address inequality. The manifesto covers work, tax, housing and education with some bold policies for candidates to sign up to. You can help… Read more »

Cambridge Commons hustings on inequality opens new space in discussion of city future

Cambridge Commons hustings on inequality opens new space in discussion of city future

Voters in Cambridge spent an evening discussing local issues with mayoral candidates in a new hustings format for the campaign.     Attendees were given a chance to sit with candidates in small groups around tables, introducing the topics… Read more »

Four things that councils can do to reduce inequality today

Four things that councils can do to reduce inequality today

Ahead of the upcoming local and regional elections in the UK on 4th May, please help us reduce inequality by asking people standing for election in your area to commit to The Fairness Four actions, which are: Evaluate the… Read more »

How a Cambridge social entrepreneur helped break the isolation and anxiety of parenthood for families in Kings Hedges

How a Cambridge social entrepreneur helped break the isolation and anxiety of parenthood for families in Kings Hedges

How can we help new parents to tackle feelings of of isolation and anxiety?   This was the central goal of the Kings Hedges Family Support Project set up by local social entrepreneur Pat Mackenzie 23 years ago. Speaking… Read more »

Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

We are hosting a conversation with mayoral candidates where you can get beyond the politician and meet the person inside. Taking place at the Friends Meeting House in Jesus Lane on Tuesday 25 April at 6.30pm,… Read more »

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

The Cambridge News this month published our opinion piece arguing for reforms to the housing market to stop growing inequality in Cambridge. We say that the mysterious appearance of Latin graffiti on a new housing development on Fen Road… Read more »

Social Care: The Catastrophe Continues

Social Care: The Catastrophe Continues

In his latest report David Plank alerts us to cuts in services being made by local councils. Successive reductions in government funding since the first austerity budget in 2011 after the great financial crash are removing £24.7… Read more »

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

Students from sixth form colleges in Cambridge called for a greater role in their city at a workshop organised by The Cambridge Commons. The event, dubbed Talkin bout Our Generation, gave 16-18 year olds a chance… Read more »

Cambridge City Deal: What role for social justice?

Cambridge City Deal: What role for social justice?

A former Guardian editor Terry Macalister has questioned whether the much debated City Deal can bring social justice, well-being and environmental benefits to the city. Speaking in the final meeting of the ‘Our Cambridge’ series to a… Read more »

Welcome to The Cambridge Commons

Welcome to The Cambridge Commons

Stuart Weir, 2015 Jan 01

The Cambridge Commons is an organisation for progressive-minded people in and around Cambridge. We are a hub organisation for members of national groups with shared interests in promoting social justice and… Read more »

How Economic Inequality Harms Societies

How Economic Inequality Harms Societies

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 17

For the world’s developed, wealthy societies, overwhelming evidence tells us that it is not GDP per head that tells us if we are living the good life. Rather, it is how equally… Read more »

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