This document presents the Welsh Government key objectives of their Tackling Poverty actions:
- preventing poverty, especially through investment in giving children the best possible start in life.
- Helping people to improve their skills and enhance the relevance of their qualifications.
Action in these areas must be taken forward in ways which are mutually reinforcing. Good quality, affordable childcare should help children to reach important developmental milestones: at the same time it will create employment for some and remove a barrier to employment for others. Early, targeted action to prevent young people from falling out of education, training or employment should benefit them directly but should also benefit the next generation. Advice which helps people deal with debt, or get on-line, should be a basis for enabling them to manage their finances sustainably and use new skills to increase their engagement in work and society.
For each objective, this plan gives examples of what the Welsh Government has put in place previously, illustrating a long standing “track record” of commitment to social justice and equality; what this Government is already doing to tackle poverty; and what we will now do in addition, to place an even greater priority on action that will have a positive impact for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
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