Increased support for EU nationals and faith groups to make Brent stronger

21 February 2019

25 bold measures to engage new and emerging communities, faith and community groups, promote gender equality and tackle poverty and underachievement, were launched today.

The ‘Stronger Communities Strategy’ includes work to;

  • organise events in Brent to support London’s biggest community of EU nationals including a public meeting on the 27 March 2019
  • support over 2,000 people into jobs in Brent and open Hubs to help residents with housing, debt, employment, and the transition to Universal Credit
  • identify and support women in Brent at risk of marginalisation.

The strategy focuses on: tackling poverty, promoting gender equality, tackling underachievement, engaging new and emerging communities and faith and community groups.

 

Cllr Tom Miller, Cabinet Member for Community Safety said,

“It’s vital that we strengthen our links with new and emerging communities in Brent to protect the most vulnerable and promote equality. We will do that by delivering events to support London’s biggest community of EU nationals, providing a greater range of accessible materials for residents affected by disability hate crime and encouraging more faith groups to be more involved in Brent’s multi-faith forum.”

“These are just 3 of the 25 bold measures which will promote gender equality, engage new and emerging communities, faith and community groups and tackle poverty and underachievement in Brent.”