A Fairness Charter for LiverpoolThursday 21 June 2012
Liverpool Hope University is one of the first city institutions to sign up for the new Liverpool Fairness Charter, a plan to reduce social and economic inequality for those who live in Liverpool.
The charter has arisen from the work of the Liverpool Fairness Commission, which is modelled upon a similar scheme in York. The commission covers such areas as work, health, community and housing and is at the end of a twelve month consultation period with residents, public and private sector organisations, social enterprises, community and voluntary organisations.
Liverpool’s Mayor, Joe Anderson, said: “Creating a fairer society should be at the heart of our decision making and the commission has set a challenging set of recommendations. It is a challenge we must meet. A Living Wage for Liverpool would be a key way of reducing poverty and making a fairer city and all partners need to work together to help bring this about.”
Dr Martin Carey, Chief Executive of the Hope Business Gateway, said: "I am proud to have worked with others on the Fairness Commission, I think it is appropriate that Liverpool Hope's name should be linked to Fairness, and I am now keen to work with others to help make sure the recommendations of the report happen and Liverpool becomes a fairer City."
You can read the Guardian's report on the new charter here.