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Plans to close children’s centres shows we are not ‘serious about tackling inequality’ – Zeichner

The proposed closure of four Cambridge children’s centres shows we are not serious about tackling inequality and improving family health, according to local MP Daniel Zeichner. The MP was responding to proposals outlined in a consultation currently available to the public. Those who came to our April Saturday morning Our Cambridge meeting with Pat Mackenzie heard about her Kings …

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imagine2027: Book now for major series on inequality and unfairness in Britain

Tickets are now available for the first events in our major new series on inequality and fairness, imagine2027. From October, we have been bringing nationally-recognized thought-leaders to Cambridge to give personal, positive views on how Britain can be better and fairer in 2027. 2017 Events (see the recordings here Ann Pettifor – Fair Economy, 12 October 2017 …

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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 by sending the manifesto to your MP. Here is some suggested wording for your email/letter: ​The UK is one …

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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, this is your chance to raise the issues that matter to you in an informal setting and on a …

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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 at the latest instalment of the ‘Our Cambridge’ cafe-style discussion series, Pat Mackenzie inspired us with her story. How did she …

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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 is a wake-up call that all is not right in our city. ‘Homes for local people,’ was the tenor of …

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‘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 to air their aspirations for the future and learn about housing, work and local politics with local young experts. …

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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 Andrew’s St, Cambridge CB2 3AR.   See Map. Our programme of café-style discussion groups on Saturday mornings is back. The …

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Talkin Bout our Generation: Cambridge Commons to convene assembly for Millennials

People try to put us down, just because we get around. So sang The Who in 1965. What would be the Millennials’ version? With Brexit, a housing crisis and rising inequality, Millenials in Cambridge face an uncertain future. Join us on at 2pm on Saturday 4 March to for an afternoon assembly to spell out what …

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What’s our vision for Cambridge?

George Weyman, 2016 Sep 13 What is the vision of The Cambridge Commons?  What are our values and how will we apply them? How can we best work together to achieve these goals?These were among the questions a group of regular volunteers asked ourselves recently during a workshop at Allia’s Future Business Centre. We began by exploring what …

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