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Subject tag: Social Issues

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.

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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

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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'

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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.......

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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. Solace Women's Aid was set up in Islington 41 years ago and now operates throughout London. The scale of violence against women is truly shocking - far higher than is generally appreciated.  One in four women in the UK is affected.......

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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.......

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