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Report of the Wakefield Poverty and prosperity Commission

The Wakefield Commission for Poverty and Prosperity was brought together to support the continuing development of the district. It also draws on the knowledge and experiences of providers, business and community leaders, academics and residents to examine important local issues, particularly the barriers and opportunities to economic success.

It has specifically explored solutions to reduce poverty and increase prosperity across the major issues affecting people’s quality of life: education, social care, health and employment.

The Commission findings have shown there are already significant areas of recognised, excellent practice at local level being driven by the Council and Wakefield Together partners; but there is also evidence that some services are not reaching all the people they need to reach.

Wakefield Poverty and Prosperity Commission is a partnership between the university and Wakefield Together.

The evidence underpinning the Commission was compiled by a research team from Leeds Beckett led by Dr David Devins and including Ben Mitchell, Dr Tina Conkar and Stratis Koutsoukos.

Project completed: 2012

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