Child Poverty in London: borough briefings | CPAG

Child Poverty in London: borough briefings

Post date: 
19 October 2018

This autumn we've been running a series of events for councillors in London from all three main parties, to raise awareness of child poverty in the captial (which is now at 37%) and practical recommendations for how it can be addressed at a local level.

Using Trust for London's Poverty Profile and End Child Poverty's 2018 data, we have put together briefings covering low pay, employment, housing, education, council tax support and crisis management, with ward level and borough specific data for all boroughs, as well as comparison tables. The briefings share examples of practical changes councils, schools and other service providers can make, such as becoming Living Wage accredited, reducing or abolishing council tax minimum payments for the poorest residents, and providing well advertised and reliable Local Welfare Assistance Schemes and Discretionary Housing Payments to help families avoid destitution.

Each borough briefing can be downloaded below - and you can also access a general London-wide briefing here

Barking and Dagenham Enfield Hounslow Redbridge 
Barnet Greenwich Islington Richmond upon Thames
Bexley Hackney Kensington and Chelsea Southwark
Brent Hammersmith and Fulham Kingston upon Thames Sutton 
Bromley Haringey Lambeth Tower Hamlets
Camden Harrow Lewisham Waltham Forest
Croydon Havering Merton Wandsworth
Ealing Hillingdon Newham Westminster