Welsh Government must 'protect most vulnerable'

Vaughan Gething, Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty has responded to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on ethnic minority groups in poverty in Wales.

This report sheds further light on the experience of poverty upon people from different community backgrounds. This will help to inform how we act with them to resolve their problems.

The Welsh Government has a strong track record of commitment to social justice and equality of opportunity. The current economic climate makes it even more important that we take action to prioritise the needs of the poorest and to protect those most vulnerable to poverty and marginalisation

This research shows again that where people live can make a big difference to their experience of poverty and their likelihood of gaining work.

“That is why our approach to tackling poverty has a strong focus on narrowing the educational attainment gap, raising skills and bringing job opportunities to poorer communities.

– Vaughan Gething, Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty

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