Financial Inclusion in the Liverpool City Region
27 March 2012
Over 90 thousand children in the Liverpool City Region are growing up in poverty, which is a devastating statistic.
The Liverpool City Region Cabinet and the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission have recently endorsed the first City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Strategy, which seeks to improve life chances for all children and young people and improve family income. There is a need to support families as they seek to get into work but there is also an understanding that families need to be financially included.
Dr Paul Anthony Jones from LJMU's Research Unit for Financial Inclusion recently presented his view of what is happening nationally and locally on financial inclusion. He was invited to be the keynote speaker at an event for the development of a financial inclusion strategy for the Liverpool City Region.
The event attracted people from local government, social housing providers, banks, credit unions, money advice agencies and voluntary organisations throughout the city region area. It was held on Thursday 22 March at Huyton Civic Suite.
The City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission will draw together a City Region Financial Inclusion Forum, which will enhance existing networks, celebrate effective practice and communicate areas for improvement.
Please email email@example.com for more details about the work of the Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission.
Further information about LJMU's Research Unit for Financial Inclusion is available at: