This manifesto briefing sets ambitious aims and achievable recommendations for a fresh approach to reducing poverty in Northern Ireland. With this briefing, we seek to guide the next Executive in shaping its priorities, compiling strategies and forming legislation to forge a better place to live, learn and raise a family without fear of poverty.
The briefing makes recommendations for:
- reducing poverty in childhood, considering early years support, educational attainment, and careers and skills;
- more and better jobs, and a social security system that incentivises work and supports people when they are not in work;
- realising the benefits of living longer, including a housing strategy for older people.