Leader of Brighton & Hove Labour Group, Councillor Nancy Platts, on the kind of world we want to live in when we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:
CORONAVIRUS has prompted many of us to think more deeply about the kind of world we want to live in when we emerge from the pandemic.
I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting a more equal society with access to high-quality education, decent healthcare and good jobs for our children and, in turn, their families.
According to Jennifer Wallace, head of policy at the Carnegie Trust, Scotland and Wales are already global leaders in seeking to bring about the sort of future that would benefit us all. An Act to ensure the Wellbeing of Future Generations was passed in the Welsh Parliament more than five years ago. The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 requires public bodies in Wales to think about the long-term impact of their decisions, to work better with people, communities and each other and to prevent persistent problems such as poverty, health inequalities and climate change.
I particularly liked that the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has included a short guide for young people on their website. Here in the UK we are lagging behind but we do now have two similar bills going through the various stages in Westminster.
Read Councillor Platts’ full article in The Argus: https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18594984.column-brighton-must-lead-way-becoming-better-society/