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Poverty review highlighted to councils

Posted on 11th December, 2015 by Lincoln Against Poverty

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Councillor Karen Lee

The work that’s gone into Lincoln’s award winning Anti-Poverty Strategy has been highlighted to other councils in the country.

The strategy was put in place after City of Lincoln Council’s Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee (CLSC) carried out a review into poverty in the city and its wide-ranging effects.

A Scrutiny Network Meeting was held at City Hall this morning where Councillor Karen Lee, chair of the CLSC, was able to talk about the work that’s taken place.

Earlier this year the Anti-Poverty review in Lincoln was given the Overall Impact and Economic Resilience Awards at the Centre for Public Scrutiny’s Good Scrutiny Awards.

Jacqui McKinlay, Executive Director, Centre for Public Scrutiny, said at the time: “We are delighted for City of Lincoln Council and all the other winners; they are excellent examples of how good scrutiny leads to better public services.

“The City of Lincoln winning entry ‘Lincoln against Poverty’ impressed on all fronts: their focus on an issue of real importance to residents, their creative approach to working with others and the commitment of the councillors in leading the work.”

You can read a copy of the Anti-Poverty Strategy here.