Camden Equality Taskforce
Camden Equality Taskforce report published
On Tuesday 21 May 2013, the Camden Equality Taskforce, which was established last year to explore our role in tackling inequality in the borough, published its final report (see link below to read and download the report).
Camden is one of the most diverse places in the country and we’re home to some of the poorest and some of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in London. This means that whilst some residents enjoy a good quality of life, others face disadvantages.
The Taskforce was Chaired by Naomi Eisenstadt, senior research fellow in education and social policy at the University of Oxford, who worked closely with the Leader of the Council, Councillor Sarah Hayward, and a number of Taskforce members including councillors, local partners and national experts.
Full list of members
- download: Equality Taskforce members (PDF)
Together, they explored how local public services can help address inequality in the borough - taking a fresh look at what influences inequality locally and exploring how it can best be tackled.
The first phase of the Taskforce involved engagement with a range of local people, groups and national experts. The Council has also brought together a wide range of data and information in order to help understand the problems of inequality in Camden.
Equality Taskforce final report
The Taskforce worked to develop solutions to the identified problems, drawing on the knowledge of local partners and national experts to develop a set of recommendations.
The Taskforce’s final report includes six recommendations to the Council, local partners and the government:
- Ensure the right housing for Camden’s diverse communities
- Increase participation in work, education and training for 14 to 19 year-olds from low attaining groups
- Work with all employers to increase job opportunities for mothers
- The Council and partners should use their buying power and role as employers to tackle inequality
- Test new ways of financing and delivering services which help make every Camden pound count
- Camden should become a ‘no wrong door’ borough.
- Download: Camden Equality Taskforce - final report, May 2013 (PDF 936KB
- Download: Camden Equality Taskforce - final report, annex (PDF 561KB
Equality Taskforce interim report
The Taskforce's interim report set out the context for the work of the Equality Taskforce, bringing together the evidence, intelligence and analysis that will allow the Taskforce to better understand what the key issues are in relation to inequality in Camden.
The report identified a clear set of priorities:
- suitable and affordable housing
- educational attainment
You can download the interim report and related documents below:
- download: Equality Taskforce interim report (PDF)
- download: Equality Taskforce interim report: summary (PDF)
- download: Camden Equality Taskforce evidence base (PDF 4MB)
The Council will respond to the Taskforce’s recommendations in a Cabinet report to be published in June 2013.
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