The Commission will be made up of people representing a range of organisations working in Blackpool, and will look at ways of making Blackpool fairer for everyone.
Anyone who lives or works in Blackpool can be a part of the commission. There are two main types of role within the commission:
Executive Board – made up of Public, Private, Voluntary and Faith Sector representatives. The board sets the priorities for the Fairness Commission, based on community views and expert evidence.
Members – Anyone who is interested in the work of the Commission can get involved by keeping update with the projects currently being undertaken via the website and submitting any ideas or suggestions for further work. Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackpool Council has established the commission, with the intention of involving as many local people, groups and organisations as possible. We believe that the more people and groups which are involved, the better the recommendations and decisions will be.
A fairer town makes life better for everyone. Blackpool is the most deprived borough in the UK (based on average levels of deprivation), and some parts of Blackpool are more deprived than others. So, the Commission will consider ways of making the town fairer by listening to the experiences of the residents and addressing health, education and social inequalities.
The Commission holds public meetings, as part of its approach to involving as many people in the process as possible.
It’s a new way of working for the Council, where we’re trying to influence groups, individuals and organisations to take joint action to address fairness for themselves. The Commission makes sure that actions to address the inequalities between groups of people and different areas are considered before everything else. This means that our work will fit with everyone’s individual needs better, and contribute to a more equal society.
The Commission bases its work on evidence from communities and experts.
Yes – this is at the heart of the Fairness Commission process and is essential if it is to make a real difference.
The Commission will need to make sure that ‘hidden voices’ are listened to – not just those who shout the loudest – so we can improve the lives of everyone in Blackpool.
Residents can email email@example.com with any issues, ideas or concerns they wish the Commission to consider.
To date the Fairness Commission has been involved in a number of projects such as:
By involving local people and organisations and seeking their views, the Blackpool Fairness Commission hopes to get suggestions which are directly relevant to Blackpool.
There lots of useful information on our website, but if there’s anything you can’t find you can send your views or request more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org