About Islington

Think about Islington, and you probably picture elegant Georgian squares; the bustling café's, restaurants and shops on Upper Street and attractions like Sadler's Wells, the Almeida Theatre and Emirates stadium.

It is a friendly, lively cosmopolitan and ethnically mixed area - over a hundred languages are spoken here – and we're part of the booming London economy.

But Islington is also a borough of contrasts.

It is one of the most deprived areas in the country with the fourth highest child poverty rate and complex social problems to be tackled.

That is why the council is so committed to making Islington fairer and to ensuring that everyone has the same opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We are making good progress against our commitment to:

  • providing more council housing and supporting private renters
  • helping residents who are out of work to find the right job
  • helping residents cope with the rising cost of living
  • making Islington a place where our residents have a good quality of life
  • providing residents with good services on a tight budget.

We are proud of the progress we've made so far but we know there is more to do on the road towards making Islington a fairer place.

To find out more about Islington and our priorities please see our Corporate Plan.

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