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Business leaders in Stockport are being invited to take part in the borough’s first Inequalities Summit on 10th December, which will explore how to close the gap between the most and least affluent communities.
The Summit will take place virtually from 10am to 4pm and represents a collective call to action for all Stopfordians to deliver on the Fair and Inclusive Priority of the One Stockport Borough Plan.
Stockport is the 8th most polarised local authority area in England, with a life expectancy gap of 11 years between the most deprived and most affluent communities in the borough.
The summit provides the opportunity for residents to share their lived experiences of inequalities, and is where Stockport Council will launch their strategic approach and framework for tackling division. The event will also highlight the inspiring work of local residents, businesses and organisations already working to minimise the gap between communities across the borough.
Keynote speakers at the event are:
- Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity and Author of Build Back Fairer: The COVID 19 Marmot Review;
- Professor Arpana Verma, Clinical Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Manchester.
The day will be split into four sessions:
- Session 1: A Fair and Inclusive Stockport: Expert and local insights and perspectives on the inequalities challenge;
- Session 2: A choice of workshops focusing on Early Years & Education or Communities & Place;
- Session 3: A choice of workshops focusing on Healthcare or Employment & Income;
- Session 4: Fair and Inclusive framework and pledges for action: Creating a movement for change in which we all play a role and sharing commitments to action for a fair and inclusive Stockport.
All sessions of the event are free to attend, with Stockport residents, businesses and VCFSE groups all welcome to join the discussion. To book place on any of the day’s sessions, visit the Fair and Inclusive Stockport Summit Eventbrite page.