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Islington Council announces support package of more than £850,000 to help the most vulnerable through winter
Low-income households and vulnerable people in Islington are set to benefit from a winter support package of more than £850,000 to help ensure they have access to food and fuel when they need it most.
As the country exits lockdown and with Christmas just around the corner, Islington Council is urging residents to shop at their local independent stores to help keep their treasured small businesses alive and their high streets thriving – and to make the most of the reopened local restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs.
Two exceptional Islington apprentices have won top honours at the 2020 London Borough Apprenticeship Awards.
Grass-roots community sewing groups have banded together to produce more than 500 face masks for vulnerable residents in Islington during the lockdown, learning vital skills that have opened up employment and training opportunities.
Islington Council is allowing a small number of market stall traders to reopen for business this weekend, to test whether new guidelines on social distancing can keep shoppers and workers safe.
Islington Council appreciates how important it is to support struggling businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, which is why it has launched an interactive directory of small, independent businesses in the borough.