The Dundee Partnership first published its Fairness Strategy in June 2012. Since then a number of initiatives have been undertaken through an associated Action Plan, with the institution of two successive Fairness Commissions being amongst them: First Dundee Fairness Commission The first Fairness Commission brought together members with a wealth of experience from a range of settings including partners in the public, voluntary, community, private and academic sectors. Together the Commission members: Considered the nature, extent and impact of poverty in Dundee Identified and investigated the key causes and consequences of poverty along with policy and practical measures to address these Considered evidence of what has worked elsewhere to combat poverty and inequality Assessed the effectiveness of the efforts to date of Dundee City Council and the broader Dundee Partnership through the Fairness Action Plan for Dundee Sought the views and involvement of those experiencing poverty first hand Prepared a report for the Dundee Partnership and Dundee City Council with recommendations on additional priorities for action to tackle and reduce poverty in the city In order to achieve the above, the Commission met on a monthly basis. The first meeting in April 2015 established the group, considered a range of evidence around poverty in Dundee & Scotland, and began to examine the approaches being taken by the Dundee Partnership and the Council. Council officers and community partners provided ongoing support to ensure that appropriate evidence and perspectives were available to the Commission. Further meetings focused on collecting evidence in relation to key factors associated with poverty. This took the form of reports and presentations from local and national speakers with research or practical experience of: Child Poverty and levels of Educational Attainment Welfare Reform and the impact of changes In-work Poverty and the Living Wage Employability and Youth Employment Food Security and Fuel Poverty The final report of the Commission 'A Fair Way To Go' is available here. Additional information and short video clips are available here. Second Dundee Fairness CommissionThe Second Dundee Fairness Commission has brought together twelve 'Community Commissioners' with lived experience of poverty, and twelve 'Civic Commissioners' who work in the public, political and business sectors. They have called themselves 'Dundee Fighting For Fairness' and identified three key areas that they are focusing on through working groups; Stigma, Money, and Mental Health. More information is available here. Prevention FrameworkAt the heart of creating long term results, the Dundee Partnership endeavours to undertake work on prevention as well as tackling existing inequalities. To help with this, a Prevention Framework was agreed, which can be viewed here. City Profile In order to inform the activities undertaken, a range of information is needed to help target actions, and also monitoring where change has been brought about. While the City Plan focuses on five strategic priorities, broader information is contained in the documents held below. City Profile About Dundee - 2018 Integrated City Profile - 2018 version available soon. Ward Profiles Coldside - 2016 East End - 2016 Lochee - 2016 Maryfield - 2016 North East - 2016 Strathmartine - 2016 The Ferry - 2016 West End - 2016 Annual Citizen Survey - 2017 Metadata relating to the City Plan is also useful, and can be found here.