Policy Poverty reduction strategy

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4. East Devon District Council’s response to poverty to date

The Council is committed to tackling poverty in the district. For some years the Council has produced policies, which aim to:

  • improve the standard of living and daily lives of residents in East Devon who are experiencing poverty; and
  • help alleviate issues that can lead households on low incomes to experience financial pressures.

The Council has stated that it wants to ensure that:

  • Nobody should get into poverty without immediate help from EDDC
  • Nobody should be in involuntary poverty longer than 2 years in East Devon

This will be achieved through collaborative working and effective relationships with partners.