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Islington Council launches targeted £1 million Hardship Fund to help thousands ‘struggling to cope’ in cost of living crisis

Islington Council has opened applications for its targeted £1million Hardship Fund to help thousands of residents struggling to make ends meet. 

Mayor's Civic Awards 2023 - winners

Awards ceremony recognises Islington’s local heroes

Islington Council held an awards ceremony last night (Tuesday 14 March) to celebrate the borough’s unsung community heroes.

Cllr Nurullah Turan, Executive Member for Health and Social Care

An open letter to Steve Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Cllr Nurullah Turan, Islington Council's Executive Member for Health and Social Care, has today written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care asking him to make adult social care fit for the future by adequately funding local authorities.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

A Budget to make Islington a more equal place

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz outlines how the council’s budget proposals support its ambitions for a more equal borough while prioritising frontline services.

Budget 2023-24: Here for you when it matters most

Islington Council to create £1 million Hardship Fund in cost of living budget that ‘prioritises frontline services’

Islington Council has announced a £1million Hardship Fund as part of its budget proposals for the next financial year, boosting its substantial existing safety net that shields the borough’s most vulnerable households from the worst effects of the cost of living crisis.

Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance

Cost of living: Islington Council cuts Council Tax bills by 95% for lowest-income households

Council Tax bills will be reduced by 95% for an estimated 18,000 low-income, working-age households in Islington next year, after Islington Council agreed to protect a support scheme which remains one of the most extensive in the UK.

Festive stock image (Jamie Coupaud)

Islington’s older residents invited to free festive meal

Islington Council is organising a festive feast on Friday 16 December for the borough’s older residents, to tackle loneliness and to offer a helping hand as the cost of living crisis continues.

A graphic showing a red London bus, with text reading 'Islington's buses saved'

Islington’s buses saved following campaign against cuts

Bus services across Islington have been saved following a borough-wide campaign against proposed cuts, it has been announced today.  

Cost of living campaign artwork

Islington Council distributes £2.2million of ‘lifeline’ support to communities as cost-of-living crisis deepens

Islington Council has started to distribute more than £2.2million of financial support to soften the harshest consequences of the cost of living crisis for people most in need, including more than 4,000 households that have missed out on other cost of living support, and tackling holiday hunger among schoolchildren.

Transgender day of remembrance flag photo

Transgender Day of Remembrance – statement

Sunday 20 November is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honours the memory of people whose lives were lost in anti-transgender violence.

Elizabeth House director Nathalie Renaud, left, with Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz as the council announces it Warm Community Spaces initiative-5

A friendly welcome awaits at your local Warm Community Space

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz introduces the Warm Community Spaces initiative, which is part of the council's response to the cost of living crisis.

Youth Council elections

New Youth Council elected to represent young people in Islington

Islington’s young people have elected 14 of their peers to represent them and champion issues that are important to them for the next two years.