Anti-Poverty Strategy 2008-2011
Tackling poverty is one of the most important factors in reducing social exclusion and improving the lives of our residents. This strategy is crucial for demonstrating our commitment to tackling poverty.Our strategy aims to address anti-poverty issues and works towards Hackney Homes’ mission: ‘
To deliver excellent, accessible services, and quality homes that people want to live in.’
The reasons for poverty are diverse; likewise the response must be diverse.
This strategy therefore tackles poverty in a number of different ways, some short-term, others longer term in their effect.
We have six main objectives for tackling poverty amongst Hackney Homes’ residents:
- To maximise income for residents through training and employment opportunities;
- To reduce the cost of living in a Hackney Homes property;
- To increase access to services and information;
- To advise on managing money and dealing with financial distress;
- To raise awareness of services available;
- To consider the impact of our policies and costs to residents.
Under each of the above objectives we have adopted a number of measures to help combat poverty.This is available to read by downloading the strategy below:
We have developed an action plan as part of this strategy that addresses actions needed within the next three years to improve and co-ordinate our approach to tackling poverty amongst our residents.
Monitoring and review
This strategy and action plan will be monitored by the Management Team on a quarterly basis.
We will monitor the impact of this against the six strands of diversity:
- Religion/ Belief
- Sexual Orientation
This way we can ensure that Hackney Homes is addressing the borough's poverty and needs fairly.
We will carry out impact assessments of key initiatives to assess their effectiveness in combating poverty.
The strategy will be updated annually and a report produced for Board. Residents, stakeholders and staff, as appropriate, will be involved in a full three yearly review.