Tackle poverty

What do we need to do?

  • We need to better understand the challenges facing our county and develop a focused plan to respond accordingly. We will need to look at this in the round across the spectrum of Council and partner services with a focus on key geographical areas (akin to the current programme of work in Tyisha) and population groups who face particular disadvantages. (See also Moving Rural Carmarthenshire Forward)
  • We need to prevent poverty – there is a strong correlation between being born poor and experiencing a lifetime of poverty and many of the triggers of poverty experienced in childhood and later life are preventable if identified and addressed in a timely manner. Providing early, targeted, and holistic interventions can therefore help reduce the likelihood of poverty occurring in our communities.
  • We need to help people into work - work is one of the most fundamental and effective means of tackling poverty in all its forms. Work provides income and opportunities for improved health and well-being.
  • We need to improve the lives of people living in poverty by supporting those in poverty and improving access to help to maintain basic standards of living (including transport and digital access).

Which of the 7 well-being goals does this objective meet?

We must work towards achieving all of the 7 national well-being goals in the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015. This objective meets the following goals: