Luton 2040 No-one in Poverty
Our vision for Luton in 2040 is a vibrant town built on fairness, where people lead good lives and achieve their aspirations. Everyone will be able to achieve their potential and inequality will be reduced. A town where no-one lives in poverty.
Ensuring that no-one is living in poverty by 2040 is a bold ambition, but it is something we are absolutely determined to achieve. It’s become the council’s number one priority as poverty is at the heart of some of the biggest challenges the town faces.
Everyone benefits from a Luton without poverty. Residents will live happy and healthy lives. Businesses will profit from a thriving economy and highly-skilled and high-performing workforce. And pressure will ease on public sector organisations and charities who are currently overwhelmed by service demand.
We will work together to help more of our residents to access the opportunities created in our transformed economy. Employers and training providers will work in partnership with the council to give people the skills and support to access good jobs and to meet the needs of emerging sectors in our economy. Our employers will also work together with the council to ensure that more workers in Luton are in secure jobs that pay the real living wage.
We will also work together to build even greater resilience in our community, by ensuring that all organisations design services in ways that enable people to help themselves and one another and to overcome barriers faced by certain groups including discrimination.
Click HERE to find out more about the Luton 2040 vision.