Inequality

Articles directly pertaining to the key TCC concern of income inequality

‘We need a cultural shift in the way we think in Cambridge after Covid’ – Coleridge Community Action Group lead

We asked Sarah Goggin from the Coleridge Community Action Group for her reflections on the community response to Covid 19 in Cambridge and what we can learn to build a more equitable city that promotes well-being for all. My experience of how local aid organisations have mobilised to respond to Covid-19 began back in March …

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After the Virus: Ensuring No Community and No-One Is Left Behind

What happens next after Covid-19?  Will there be a ‘new normal’?  How should local government change?  How can we harness the power of local mobilisation seen during the crisis? Here we reproduce an article published on www.globaldashboard.org by two leading Cambridge City Councillors, with the permission of one of the authors Cllr Anna Smith, which …

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Inequality, Climate Change, and Covid-19 too by Kimon Roussopoulos

As part of our response to Covid-19 we asked for articles, blogposts and new research on helping us to understand the impact of Covid-19 on inequality and highlighted four specific themes that we would like to explore: universal basic income, climate change, mental health, and food. We are inviting you to read and comment and …

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Basic Income During Quarantine by John McCone

As part of our response to Covid-19 we asked for articles, blogposts and new research on helping us to understand the impact of Covid-19 on inequality and highlighted four specific themes that we would like to explore: universal basic income, climate change, mental health and food. The first of our contributions is from John McCone …

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Blog – Unison Report 2019: “in-work poverty & deprivation among healthcare workers” by Dr Claire Preston

When you next need medical attention from the NHS, spare a thought for the nurse or healthcare worker looking after you. Our new report uncovers shocking levels of poverty and deprivation among public-sector healthcare workers in Cambridgeshire. And yet dozens of millionaires live in Cambridgeshire. Inequality is clearly thriving in the very places where we …

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Blog – Meetup: Cambridge City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy

As part of our regular meetups, The Cambridge Commons invites speakers to discuss their work related to inequality in Cambridge. At our most recent event, we were delighted to be joined by David Kitson and Helen Crowther talking about the City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy including Helen’s role as Equality and Anti-poverty Officer. What are the …

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Blog – Red Hen Project: Improving life chances in North Cambridge

By Susan Hart and Lesley Dee Where would you find baked beans and washing powder in filing cabinets? In the office of The Red Hen Project! What is The Red Hen Project? The Red Hen Project is a small local charity which, for over 20 years now, has been working with and supporting families to overcome …

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Blog – Keeping an eye on 2027: what are we aiming for in education?

I have been doing a lot of reading recently about inequality and education. It’s all pretty discouraging stuff: social mobility is falling; school exclusions are rising, often due to social inequalities beyond a school’s control; GSCE performance is rising slightly but there are concerns about the costs to pupils’ health. Are we teaching the pupil …

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Blog – Lewis Herbert’s Article on Cambridge University’s Role in Tackling Inequality

A few weeks ago the Leader of Cambridge City Council, Lewis Herbert, wrote an article for the Cambridge Independent on how Cambridge University can help to tackle inequality in the city. Find below the full text of the article which Cambridge Commons believes is a positive, practical message on how Cambridge University can help to …

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