Islington Fairness Commission to focus on health

Islington council is to address the widening health gap between rich and poor at its next fairness commission meeting this Tuesday.

The commission will hear evidence about health inequality in Islington, focusing on smoking and mental health and is open to the public.

Islington has some of the lowest life expectancies in London, and the gap between Islington and elsewhere is widening.

Cllr Andy Hull, vice-chair of the Commission, said: “Deprivation and poor health are intimately linked so the Government’s cuts don’t make tackling this any easier”

He added: “We are determined to do everything we can to make the borough as fair as possible.”

The meeting will be held at the Jean Stokes Community Centre, Carnoustie Drive, Islington, on Tuesday 15th February at 6.30pm.