Welcome to InfoIslington, a blog dedicated to delivering quality information about Islington today. Produced by staff at the Islington Reference Library it will bring you details about quality web sites and other new social media , upcoming events, reports and where to find information today with a special relevance to Islington.
Open House London takes place on the weekend 20-21 September 2014 and the website can be found here. 38 of these are in Islington and can be found here. A few of the buildings require you to book in advance and contact details are listed.
Integrated care is about the joining up of health and care services.
As part of Central Government’s plans to speed up this integration they asked Local Authorities to develop a plan for a ‘Better Care Fund’. All Local Authorities had to do this. Although this is described as a ‘fund’ there wasn’t extra money from central government, but the idea was to move some NHS funds across to social care services by commissioning things differently. Local Authorities had to demonstrate how they would reduce hospital admissions and support people better in the community. This implies better working together between health and care services. For more about this read the Healthwatch update here.
The 2011 Census asked respondents to state their address one year before the census if it was different from their current address. This dataset provides information on migration in the year March 2010 to March 2011.
177,600 people moved from elsewhere in England & Wales to a residence in London in the year to March 2011.
Ten per cent of Londoners moved to a new address within London over the period 2010-2011.
A total of 197,600 Londoners had an address outside the UK one year prior to census. London was the destination for 32 per cent of all international in-migration to England & Wales over the period 2010 to 2011.
87 per cent of people who move to London from elsewhere in the UK were aged 16-49 compared with 54 per cent of the resident population of London who were in this age category.
Dependent children who move to London are three times more likely to go to outer London than inner London.
The largest numbers of migrants from overseas in 2010-2011 came from India, USA and Australia.
Commuting in London
Inflows from the rest of England & Wales rose 9 per cent since 2001 to 790,000 while outflows rose 15 per cent to 271,000
More than two million persons within London worked in a different local authority to their residence
Over a third of commutes within local authorities were by car and a quarter were on foot
Dartford replaced Slough as the top destination for commuters from London
Over the past four years, the UK Government has sought to understand the subjective well-being of individuals as an alternative measure of the relative ‘health’ of a country compared to traditional measures such as GDP.
This analysis presents findings for London and examines variations in how individuals assess their own well-being according to a number of different personal characteristics.
Among those characteristics exhibiting the largest levels of variation in well-being are qualification level, health and disability status, along with some variation seen across different age and ethnic groups.
The London Crime Reduction Board launched its Partnership Anti-Gangs Strategy in 2012. Our mentoring scheme has now reached its target to pair 1,000 at-risk young Londoners with personal mentors, to help them steer clear of crime and reach their potential. Teenage homicide (13-19 year olds) has reduced from 29 in calendar year 2008 to 12 in calendar year 2013. Gun discharges have been cut by 45%. These real reductions in gang violence are also reflected in lower public concern regarding gangs.
This strategy from the Mayor of London reviews the evidence and lays out a pathway to tackle the problem in the future.
This report updates Cultural Metropolis, the Mayor's culture strategy first published four years ago. It contains:
Update on our policy acheivements and next steps in: Maintaining London's position as a world city of culture, Widening the reach, Education and skills, Infrastructure, environment and the public realm
Culture and London 2012: recap of the cultural triumphs and cultural legacy from the Games
Case studies on the Museum of London, William Morris Gallery, London, home of menswear campaign and many more
Lots of great cultural images of London and fantastic artworks provided by David Shrigley
The Mayor has a target to reduce London’s CO2 emissions by 60 per cent of 1990 levels by 2025. This Annual Report updates on programmes outlined in the strategy, including the Decentralised Energy Programme Delivery Unit, RE:FIT, RE:NEW and the Mayor’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur, as well as initiatives delivered by London’s wider market.
London’s CO2 emissions have fallen by eleven percent since 1990, 21 percent since their peak in 2000, and 14 percent since 20081. This is even more impressive in light of the rapid increase in London’s population. Original population forecasts for London were seriously off-target. London is growing at the fastest rate in its history, with an increase of around 600,000 since 2008. This has meant that CO2 emissions per capita have reduced by nearly 30 percent from 1990 levels and by 19 percent since 2008. This means London continues to produce by far the lowest per capita emissions of any region in the UK at 4.89 tCO2 per annum, compared to the national average of 6.9 tCO2 per annum2. As London is also the wealthiest region, it shows how we can decouple CO2 emissions from economic and population growth, and shows how cities can lead the way in reducing CO2 emissions.
The edited version of the electoral register is no longer available for inspection in public libraries in Islington. To see it you need to go to the Town Hall. Copies of the edited version can be bought from the Electoral Registration Officer by anyone and a few restriceted organisations can buy the full register. See here for details.