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Place-based philanthropy works in Islington, but can it work elsewhere?

Friday 5 July 2013

Ask a Londoner or someone familiar with the city for their opinion on Islington and chances are they’ll mention something about the borough’s affluence, its million pound houses for instance, or its boutique shops. It would most likely come as something of a surprise if their response was about the hardship the borough faces: such as having the second highest child poverty rate in London, for instance, and the lowest male life expectancy in the city.

However, both responses would be equally true. The disparity between rich and poor is perhaps more pronounced In Islington than anywhere else in the country, and yet at the same time the visibility and public perception of this disparity is arguably one of the lowest.

Read the full article on the Civil Society website