As a city we value people as individuals and everyone has a stake in our community.
Preston is a city where people and communities get on with each other and is known as 'Proud Preston'.
As a council we aim to foster this sense of community and pride. In fact we aim to go further and bring about a fairer society for all.
It means treating everyone properly and fairly, giving everyone access to the income, goods and services they need and encouraging them to take advantage of those opportunities to improve their wellbeing and have a better future for themselves and their families.
Fairness in equality of opportunity should lead to a higher equality of outcome for all.
Preston is a city where working together we can be a fairer city; a more prosperous city for all our people. A city:
We have adopted a Fairness Charter which sets out how we intent to work to our Fairness Principles.
We are encouraging employers across Preston to become Living Wage employers and raise their own rates of pay to at least £9.00 per hour, and the new rate of £9.30 by 1 May 2020.
The Social Forum is an opportunity for people with an interest in the city to get together and discuss and influence issues around equality and fairness in Preston .
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We have achieved a great deal in bringing about fairness in Preston but we know we've still a long way to go. See our progress document and case studies in the document section.
You might also be interested in this recent Joseph Rowntree Foundation report which examines the effects of austerity measures on local government and communities. It argues that the cuts to local authority budgets are having a deep effect on the services people receive, with the poorest communities being hardest hit.