Islington Fairer Together
Building a fairer IslingtonDownload Discussion Paper
We’re determined to make Islington fairer
We want this to be a place where everyone – whatever their background – has a decent chance for a long and healthy life, lived on their own terms.
Our borough has great strengths. It’s a place of fantastic energy, diversity and assets: thriving businesses, a passionate and committed voluntary sector, excellent public services with a long history of working well together and – most importantly – the 240,000 people who live here.
However, despite these strengths, life is still not fair for too many people in our borough. Over the last ten years, austerity, unaffordable housing and rising living costs have exacerbated poverty, inequality and homelessness. Brexit has also heightened uncertainty about the future. 21.7% of people live in income deprived households with 47.5% of our children growing up in poverty.
The Fairer Together Partnership has been established to bring together a range of organisations in Islington to confront the challenges local people are facing. We believe that if we put our collective energy and resources behind shared goals, principles and ways of working, we will be able to create better solutions. We need local people to be part of the development and delivery process too.
We have set out early ideas for the ways we could all work together in our discussion paper and are keen to hear from local organisations and local people to help us shape the future.
Update June 2020
Thank you to everyone who has contributed their views so far. Unfortunately our events programme was interrupted by the COVID-19 crisis – but there has been some amazing partnership working across the community as a result of the virus. So our learning has continued. We are now busy collating it together and hope to be feeding back in the summer.