Welcome to Brent
Brent is a place of contrasts and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world famous Wembley Arena and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance, including most recently the Olympics 2012.
The borough spans two distinct areas: the densely populated inner city, and leafy outer London suburbia and all together is the most culturally and ethnically diverse local authority area in the country.
At the same time, poverty and social exclusion are significant issues for residents in the borough. However, the council has placed over 4000 residents into jobs through innovative employment programmes since 2002, helping to compensate for the effects of the recession and an increase in people claiming housing and council tax benefits since the start of the economic downturn.
We believe that everyone in Brent should be able to participate in and benefit from growth in the local economy. To support this we want to ensure that our residents have the right skills and opportunities to enable them to prosper.