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.
The London Plan is the overall strategic plan for London, and it sets out a fully integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of the capital to 2031. It forms part of the development plan for Greater London. London boroughs’ local plans need to be in general conformity with the London Plan, and its policies guide decisions on planning applications by councils and the Mayor.
This analysis published in September 2011 uses longitudinal data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to show the movement, or flow, between employment, unemployment and inactivity from one quarter to the next in London.
These flows show the underlying movements which sit behind published headline labour market rates which, in contrast, take a snapshot of the Labour Market at a point in time.
Flows are also used to calculate the probability that an individual will change labour market status over the quarter.
Underlying flows are large, over the latest quarter:
152,000 people became unemployed in London
61,000 moved from employment to unemployment and
91,000 moved from inactive to unemployed.
79,000 people moved from unemployment to employment.
76,000 people moved from inactivity to employment.
This report looks at how London's environment has changed over the last 10 years, and what challenges the city still faces.
This is the first joint State of the Environment report for London, produced by the Greater London Authority, Environment Agency, Natural England and Forestry Commission.
The report looks at how the environment has changed over the last decade using a series of environmental indicators, highlighting the improvements that have been made and the challenges we still face.
This environmental health check has shown that despite a rising population and challenges from climate change, the quality of London's environmental is improving. In particular, there have been significant improvements in waste and recycling, public transport, wildlife habitats and urban greening.
For the first time, the evidence base used to determine change over time has been published alongside the report.
Supporting People is a working partnership between
The Probation Service
Islington Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Provider organisations, service users and their carers are also involved in the partnership. The aim of this partnership is to deliver locally relevant housing related support services to help vulnerable people live independently in the community.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) directs many elements of the programme, but the services that each programme provides reflect the local needs of the communities they serve.
Supporting People offers vulnerable people the opportunity to improve their quality of life through greater independence. This is achieved by providing housing related support to prevent problems that can often lead to tenancy failure, hospitalisation, institutional care or homelessness. It can also help smooth the transition from accommodation based residential support to independent living .
Islington’s dynamic and diverse economy provides a vital function within the borough, and has far reaching connections within London and beyond. Understanding the structure of the economy and recent trends helps to determine what measures can be taken to support business and how a successful economy can benefit residents and the borough as a whole. The LEA brings together and updates existing economic evidence combined with analysis of new information and data.
The Corporate Plan gives the key aims and objectives for improving the lives of all residents and for making Islington a fairer place. It sets out progress to date and what they plan to achieve in future. See here.