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A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees

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Inequality, in its various forms, is a challenge in our Borough.

We have affluent areas alongside areas of deprivation. 9 of our wards are in the 10% most deprived in the country and there's an average male life expectancy gap of 21 years between the most and least deprived areas.

We're determined to do something about this and ensure people can enjoy a healthy and happy life in the Borough, with equal access to opportunities and the support they need.

A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees is an ambitious ten-year vision that involves five key interventions:

  • tackling fundamental issues across the Borough as a whole
  • focus on reducing the inequalities faced by disadvantaged communities
  • targeted work to help the most marginalised people in Stockton-on-Tees
  • focus on deprived neighbourhoods identified through data and research
  • review the Council's role as a major employer, commissioner and purchaser

This initiative is one of the key priorities in the Council Plan. Following a period of research, consultation and engagement, work is moving ahead to turn the  Strategic framework - a Fairer Stockton-on-Tees (PDF) [1MB]  into a deliverable and measurable action plan over the coming months that will identify the specific actions and resources required to make a real difference for some of our most vulnerable and deprived residents, wards and communities.

You can follow news and updates on the progress of A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees on this web page, our news pages and social media channels.


A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees Multi-Agency Steering Group

The A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees vision is overseen by a steering group to provide oversight of the project action plans and its membership brings expertise from partners which include the Chairperson, Leader of the Council, Councillor Bob Cook and representatives from:

  • the Council's Public Health team
  • NHS
  • Cleveland Police
  • Catalyst
  • ARC
  • Thirteen
  • A Way Out
  • CGL
  • Stockton District Advice & Information Service
  • as well as contributors to help with specific issues

For further information or to get involved with this work, contact