LVSC is an active member of the London
Child Poverty Alliance, a coalition of
organisations challenging the Mayor and local authorities to
build a more family friendly city by developing policies to
overcome barriers to raising a family in the capital.
Londoners face a range of barriers that
make working and bringing up a family in the capital
- Wages are not keeping pace with
rising living costs, especially housing costs.
- There is a shortage of family friendly jobs.
- It is difficult to find flexible and affordable childcare.
- Access to advice and information services is
- Housing costs are soaring and
there is shortage of quality homes.
On 22 May 2014, Londoners went to the
polls to elect their local councillors. Our aim was to support
councillors, candidates, and local authorities to take action
to help overcome these barriers.
Our manifesto for the 2014 local elections
in London aimed to help councillors and local authorities make
London work for families by setting out ten practical, applicable policies
that recognise the challenges currently facing boroughs.
We asked candidates standing for election
in London to sign up to these pledges. Each pledge offers candidates the
opportunity to show they are committed to making London work for
2015 General Election