Decision details

Gedling Social Mobility Commission

Reference: D1378

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 plan.

Reasons for the decision:

The Gedling Plan 2020-23 includes the following actions:
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.

Alternative options considered:

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

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