Cambridgeshire is a county based in the East of England with a population of approximately 600,000. It has a buoyant economy, but with local disparities: the South
being a focus for high tech employment, whilst the North has a more agricultural based economy. There are pockets of social disadvantage in both urban and rural locations
and accessibility to key services is another concern.
The Council’s priorities are to develop the local economy for the benefi t of all, to helping people live healthy and independent lives and to support and protect vulnerable
The IMPRESS project has helped us move away from a focus on unemployment and remedial action into longer-term benefits for individual employees, sustainable employment and growth. At the regional level a target has been set for the creation of a further 75,000 jobs within the County up to 2021