Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Diverse Communities and Life Chances
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
It is proposed that a local Gedling Social
Mobility Commission consists of a small panel of key stakeholders
whose experience and role makes them best placed to inform and
shape social mobility work locally.
A Social Mobility Commission for Gedling is
established to oversee delivery of a social mobility action
The Gedling Plan 2020-23 includes the
Establish a Gedling Social Mobility Commission to improve the life chances and opportunities of young people
Deliver and implement the Social Mobility Action Plan
Although the overall social mobility index for the borough does not identify Gedling as a ‘cold spot’ area or an area that indicates very low chances to fulfil one’s potential, there are two sub-indices that are in the ‘cold spot’ area: ‘Youth’ and ‘Early Age’ that require further exploration (UK Social Mobility Commission Index, 2017).
Data shows the Borough has health inequalities between the more deprived and more affluent areas. Understanding community need and assessing its impact on social mobility will contribute to addressing health inequalities and improving the life chances of young people.
Not to establish a local Social Mobility
Commission. However, this would not seize an opportunity to use the
expertise available to review the current social mobility of our
residents and consider how all our communities might be enabled to
reach their full potential.
Publication date: 17/03/2023
Date of decision: 17/03/2023