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JANET BURGESS

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. James Morris and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Islington’s health chief Cllr Janet Burgess about why the job is so worthwhile.

It is disappointing that the secretary of state has chosen to call-in the plans developed over years with local residents for Barnard Park, which sought to strike a reasonable balance so that the park could be enjoyed by all, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington’s health and social care leader.

Furious five-a-side players have served Islington Council with a legal notice over the decision to replace their pitches at the Sobell Leisure Centre with a trampoline park.

In the UK, there are currently 6.5 million people who provide unpaid care for older, disabled and seriously ill relatives and friends, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s health and social care boss (Labour).

I want to congratulate the Gazette for its great coverage of the fight by the users of the Sotheby Mews Day Centre against its closure by the council, writes Terry Stacy, Islington Liberal Democrats.

Magpies are great, but won’t make you richer, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

It’s the time of year when many of us bring nature inside and decorate our homes with winter’s finest foliage, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green, of Greenpeace.

Islington Council provides and commissions a huge amount of care and activities for residents with mental health needs, including those living with dementia (“Dementia service keeps me ticking over...I am scared of life without it”, Gazette, August 25), writes Cllr Janet Burgess, health and adult social care boss, Islington.

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