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Windrush Day 2022-2

Islington celebrates Black History Month 2022 with a packed programme of exciting events

Islington will celebrate Black History Month in October with exciting free events for all, to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of the Black diaspora and communities that have enriched lives in Islington and across the country.

Cost of living emergency declaration - Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz

Cost of living emergency declared by Islington Council as it sets out support for residents and businesses ‘already at breaking point’

Islington Council last night declared a “cost of living emergency” and pledged to do all it can to help the tens of thousands of residents likely to be hit hardest by spiralling energy and food costs, and soften the blow for local small and medium-sized businesses.

Islington Council Cost Of Living campaign logo

Freeze energy cap now to avoid poverty ‘catastrophe’, council leader urges new PM

The Government must immediately freeze energy prices and announce a comprehensive package of support to avoid thousands of families in Islington being plunged into poverty, the Leader of Islington Council has told the new Prime Minister.

Graphic for Lost Londoners Count campaign with the wording "#LOSTLONDONERSCOUNT"

Islington Council joins campaign for fair funding over “Lost Londoners” of 2021 Census

Islington Council has joined a campaign calling for fair funding over concerns that an estimated 100,000 Londoners weren’t included in the 2021 Census. 

Care worker attends to elderly man [stock image]

Nominate an outstanding care worker for Islington’s Dignity in Care Awards

Islington’s best social care workers, volunteers and community members are set to be recognised for going the extra mile and providing excellent care and support to vulnerable people, as nominations open for Islington Council’s Dignity in Care Awards.

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

Islington Council announces £2.6million scheme to help most vulnerable with cost-of-living crisis

Islington Council has announced a £2.6million support scheme to help the borough’s families and households struggling to cope with the cost-of-living crisis as bills for essentials continue to rise.

Cllr Santiago Bell-Bradford [Cropped image]

Islington Council extends bursary scheme to help hundreds more parents back into work or training

Up to 300 parents and carers of children are set to benefit from an expanded bursary scheme designed by Islington Council to help them back into work or training, as part of its efforts to create a more equal and accessible local economy that works for everyone.

Windrush Day 2022

Help celebrate Windrush Day in Islington on 22 June

Islington celebrates Windrush Day on Wednesday, 22 June with a wealth of events including music, performance, stories, Caribbean refreshments and chances to share memories and experiences.

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

Islington Council launches extra support scheme to help most vulnerable with cost of living

Islington Council has launched a new Council Tax rebate scheme to help the thousands of low-income households and pensioners most likely to be struggling with the rising cost of living.

A poster promoting the George Floyd event on Wednesday 25 May

Islington marks anniversary of George Floyd’s death with online Black History Working Group event

To mark two years since George Floyd’s death, Islington Council’s Black History Working Group is hosting an online event, named ‘George Floyd: Two Years On, Where Are We Now?’.    

Logo with the words Islington Together - For a more equal future

Islington Council’s new Executive will work together to build a more equal Islington

Islington Council today (Wednesday, 18 May) announces a new Executive, who will lead the council’s work to create a more equal future for people in the borough.

Islington resident Sandra Ashitey; Islington Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz; Islington resident Kelton Rigobert; Inequality Task Force member Navinder Kaur, Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Islington; and Nathalie Renaud, Director of Elizabeth House

Let’s Talk Islington: Two weeks left for Islington residents to feed into biggest ever engagement to build a more equal future for the borough

People who live, work and study in Islington are being urged to take part in Islington Council’s biggest-ever public engagement to help create a more equal future for the borough, as the council issues a final call for feedback and ideas.