Top Labour MP heads to Islington children’s centre

PUBLISHED: 08:48 14 July 2013

Andy Burnham

Catherine West

Mothers, children and carers

Andy Burnham Catherine West Mothers, children and carers


Senior Labour MP Andy Burnham visited a children’s centre to celebrate Islington piloting his new scheme.

The shadow health secretary headed to the New River Green Children’s Centre, in Ramsey Walk, Islington, shortly after naming the borough one of his “whole person” innovation councils.

Under the proposal, Islington will look into how cash could be better used to look after people’s health and social problems.

Mr Burnham said: “There is no one-size fits all; each council will face different issues and be able to develop their own solutions.

“The experience of these innovation councils will bring benefits to every council that wishes to actively progress integration.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Islington Gazette