The Opportunity and Fairness Commission is calling for evidence from the people of Croydon, of the issues, challenges, assets and opportunities that exist in the borough. Please get in touch and share your views by making a submission, or download the DIY kit of activities to do with a group.Make A Submission
On Thursday 24 September, Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission held an open meeting with Prof. John Hills, a highly respected and celebrated social commentator and expert on the welfare system.
Professor Hills drew on his recent book, “Good Times, Bad Times – The Welfare Myth of Them and Us” to debunk the misperception that the welfare state is only used by people who experience long-term unemployment. Instead, he pointed to evidence which shows all members of society receive and benefit from welfare services throughout their lives.
The PowerPoint presentation Prof. Hills used has now been made available and can be accessed on the following link: http://jmp.sh/OGoysNX
The Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission will run until January 2016 when it will deliver a report on how Croydon can become a place of greater opportunity and fairness. The Commission was launched by the Council but is independent and comprises thirteen commissioners. Its interim report, including updates on its findings so far and priority areas identified, will be published in mid-October 2015.