Deprived areas need long term solutions

Poverty Some people walking past a shop
NewsNovember 26th, 2014

The Bevan Foundation has responded to the Welsh Government’s latest Index of Multiple Deprivation.  Speaking to the Western Mail, Dr Victoria Winckler, director of the Foundation, said changing the fortunes of the areas highlighted in the Index can only ever be a long-term goal because of their range of problems.

Dr Winckler said: “They [the areas] have often lost their traditional industries, often have concentrations of social housing or privately rented housing and they are often some way from transport services.  You can’t just wave a magic wand and putting places on a list is no solution at all.”

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