An Anti-Poverty Strategy and Action Plan for the County
In 2015 Professor Adamson and Dr Lang were commissioned by Gwynedd County Council to research and write the Anti-Poverty Strategy and Action Plan for the County.
The Study consisted of a range of research methodologies, including: a detailed documentary desk review of existing strategies and policy documents; a national and international review of evidence and best practice; a detailed micro and meso level socio-economic evaluation of Gwynedd; and extensive consultation through a mixture of interviews and focus groups.
The Strategy and Action Plan recommended a series of specific and detailed action points across three ‘pillars’ as follows.
- Leadership – to ensure that Gwynedd Council achieves both internal and external leadership to promote cultural change amongst its own staff and that of its many partners.
- Mitigation – comprehensive interventions that are required at ground level to target specific causes of poverty and to support identifiable vulnerabilities at community level.
- Economy – our analysis demonstrated that the underlying cause of poverty in Gwynedd is rooted in the poor economic performance and associated low-income levels of the County. This suggested the need for a clear alignment between the Anti-Poverty Strategy and the Economic Development policy of Gwynedd Council.
The Strategy and Action Plan also included a monitoring and evaluation framework.