Subject tag: Social Issues

20 April 2021

To mark Stalking Awareness Week two charities working in the field have published new information about this type of abberant behaviour: its prevalance, how to identify it, the effects it has on victims, how it is dealt with by the police, the rise in cyberstalking, changes resulting from the pandemic, and more.

02 March 2021

The February meeting of Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) focussed on the links between injustice in the global trade system and continuing failure to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. There were presentations from four people involved in the launch of a bid to make Enfield an official Fairtrade Community.

10 February 2021

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in the Trussell Trust network is donated by the public - that's why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. Our shopping list shows the food items that we need right now.

15 January 2021

Enfield Council has launched a crowdfunding appeal on Spacehive to raise money for home starter kits for homeless people who have been found somewhere to live by the council.

08 January 2021

Cooking Champions are currently providing weekly food packages to support individuals and families across Enfield borough. They have a list of items which they require. Please take donations to St Peter's Church, Grange Park, on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10am to 4pm.

09 December 2020

The Covid Community Campaign has been launched by Dame Louise Casey and London Councils, with the Mayor of London and leading national food poverty charities the Trussell Trust, FareShare, Magic Breakfast and Social Bite also lending their support. It aims to build on this year's incredible community spirit and make sure everyone has what they need to get by as we approach the coldest months of the year.

21 November 2020

The BBC is looking for families based in the Enfield area to take part in a new cooking show.

15 November 2020

Enfield Council are consulting on 'Fairer Enfield', their proposed equality, diversity and inclusion policy. The draft policy sets out the council's duty to comply with relevant legislation and statutory requirements and confirms its commitment to tackle inequality and improve equality, diversity and inclusion in Enfield. Furthermore, it outlines the behaviours and values that everyone working for the council must demonstrate and the actions they must take in order to make this a reality.

09 November 2020

The pandemic has made the work of local charity All People All Places more important than every, but has also created new and serious complications. You can help with money or your time - or both.

17 October 2020

A petition to the government started by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford has so far gathered more than 250,000 signatures

12 May 2020

During March and April North Enfield Food Bank provided more than 35,000 meals to vulnerable families across the borough, three times the amount in the same months in 2019. In the first week of May North Enfield Food Bank passed the milestone of 50,000 fed since opening in 2012 - a milestone that wouldn't have been possible without the continued support of the Enfield community and beyond.

22 April 2020

Even before Covid-19, London had the highest poverty rates in the UK according to figures released today in London's Poverty Profile (LPP). The report shows how the increase of poverty in the private rented sector, the higher costs of living in the capital, and the rise of in-work poverty had left many Londoners struggling before the Covid-19 crisis.

04 February 2020

The final report of the Enfield Poverty and Inequality Commission found that deprivation in the borough has increased in recent years and called on the government to review its funding arrangement for local authorities to help them tackle increasing poverty. The Commission made 27 recommendations which it says will make a significant difference to families with the lowest incomes in the borough. They include reforming the private rented sector, improving access to healthcare - including mental health services - revitalising youth services and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

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04 February 2019

A meeting on 18th February in Winchmore Hill will inform people about modern slavery - what modern slavery is and how to spot the signs on our doorstep, as well as what to do about it.

07 August 2018

In an online interview former councillor Ingrid Cranfield discusses tackling the youth violence crisis and problems with the selection of candidates for safe council seats

04 August 2018

Winchmore Hill resident Jean Robertson-Molloy explains why she became a leading campaigner for the government to issue an official apology for 'past adoption practices'

13 September 2017

Enfield Council is conducting two surveys on food poverty in Enfield - one for local residents and one for community groups.What is food poverty?“Food Poverty” is a contested term but the Department of Health state that it can be defined as the inability to afford or have access to the food needed for a healthy diet.Who does food poverty affect?Many factors determine what does or does not end up on our plate. Households with lower incomes, lower than average educational outcomes and in low.......

23 August 2016

A North London-based charity which provides support for women who are victims of domestic or sexual violence is teaming up with Enfield Council to raise awareness of abusive relationships among women who may not recognise the warning signs until it is too late.

08 June 2013

Enfield Council in its role as a local housing authority is obliged to periodically review homelessness in the Borough and use it as the basis for revising its Homelessness Strategy, which is designed to prevent homelessness and provide advice to people who are in danger of, or are already, homeless. The Council is inviting residents to contribute to the process by filling in an online survey. In an introductory page on its website, the Council identifies the biggest challenges to.......