Subject tag: Social Issues

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.......