DISADVANTAGED adults have a strong chance of achieving financial security according to latest figures. 

Wokingham Borough was ranked best in England for social mobility among adults out of 324 local authorities.

The Social Mobility Commission also ranked the borough in the top half in the country for both overall and school- age mobility compared to Reading, which ranked 217th in England and 303rd respectively.

Wokingham were however ranked poorly for social mobility in the early years of childhood, but councillors have vowed to bring positive change

Councillor Julian McGhee-Sumner, executive member for adults’ services, health, wellbeing and housing, said: “It’s excellent news that Wokingham Borough has been found the best council in England for adult social mobility.

“We are the lowest-funded council for Government grants, and the area is one of the most expensive to live, so it is a real success that we are ranked in the top-fifth overall.

“Obviously, we are disappointed about our early years ranking – however, that only makes us more determined to focus on improving it.

“We are firm believers in every person having the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of background – and these results show that we are succeeding.”