Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Fairness Commission?
Fairness Commissions are voluntary groups that are set up with the support of the local authority to tackle fairness inequalities throughout an area. They work independently gathering data and analysing it to form a report of recommendations.
In Blackpool we took a slightly different approach and alongside data gathering undertake a series of events and projects to raise awareness of the issues, proactively campaigning for and working towards a fairer town.
What does a Fairness Commission do?
Blackpool Fairness Commission leads campaigns and projects to support making Blackpool a fairer place to live and work. These projects are chosen by the board but can be put forward by anyone. Previous projects include Easter Buddies – focusing on social isolation and the Kindness Convention.
Who makes up the Fairness Commission?
Blackpool Fairness Commission is made up of a mixture of representatives from the public, private, voluntary and faith sectors. To learn more about our members you can visit our ‘Members’ page.
Are the Fairness Commission members paid?
All Fairness Commission board members undertake their role on a voluntary basis, giving up their time, knowledge and skills to drive forward the fairness agenda.
How do I get involved?
If you wish to get involved in one of our projects please contact us directly including your name, contact information and which project you would like to support and one of our team will be in touch.