About Islington

Put simply, Islington is one of the poorest and most unequal places in the country.

Islinton’s reality is:

  • 1 in 5 people live in poverty
  • the borough is ranked in the bottom 10% of deprived areas in England
  • we have one of the highest levels of child deprivation – 38% of our children live in poverty
  • we have one of the highest levels – fifth in England – of older people suffering deprivation

At the same time, Islington benefits from one of the most vibrant voluntary and community sectors in the country, which means we have the expertise and opportunities to help make positive change for Islington residents.