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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.
Sunday 20 November is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honours the memory of people whose lives were lost in anti-transgender violence.
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.
Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance, said: “Today’s Government autumn statement puts even more pressure on local people to pay for the cost of living crisis.
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.
Council to invest further £500,000 in supporting local people and businesses through the cost of living crisis this winter
Islington Council will use extra funding received from energy generation at the publicly-owned Edmonton EcoPark to provide additional support to its most vulnerable residents and businesses during the cost of living emergency this winter, including a new debt relief fund and support payments to low-income households.
The St Peter’s and Canonbury East people-friendly streets neighbourhoods are being made permanent, as the council continues to strive for a cleaner, greener, healthier future.
Islington will be transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland this month as the borough’s high streets switch on their festive lights. There will be loads of fun activities and great opportunities to support the fantastic small businesses in the borough.
Community power – giving communities greater opportunity to contribute to how local decisions are made and how local services are run – can help Islington build a more equal future, the Task Force on Inequality in Islington suggests this week.
To mark the start of COP27, Islington Council can today announce that it is continuing its ambitious tree-planting programme by joining a new resident-sponsorship scheme that could see hundreds of extra trees planted across the borough.
Islington Council is seeking the views of parents and carers, staff, and the local community on a proposal to amalgamate Vittoria and Copenhagen primary schools into one school.
Islington Council invites residents to join its Remembrance Sunday commemorations, recognising the service of the Armed Forces and those who lost their lives in war.