Welcome to the spring 2022 edition of Around Ealing.
Fighting inequalities is one of the council’s three key priorities and, in this magazine, there are a few examples of how this touches people’s lives in our borough: From overcoming health challenges, to finding a fairer start in life; and from a helping hand for families struggling to afford everyday basics because of the ongoing crisis in the cost of living, to support for local homeless people to find jobs and somewhere safe to live.
Meanwhile, the independent Ealing Racial Equality Commission has published its report into inequalities in the borough and how these might start to be tackled – you can read a bit more on pages 10-11 and the full report is available online.
The next magazine (summer) will be out in June. As ever, please keep visiting aroundealing.com in the meantime.
What else is in this edition?
We look at how the council’s target of delivering 2,500 new genuinely affordable homes in the borough is likely to not only be achieved, but surpassed.
We also speak to people who have been on an exercise referral scheme that has been supporting those with long-term health conditions. The benefits are described as going far beyond the immediate, physical improvements.
An employment project with a difference has been helping local homeless people to find not just work but somewhere to live and we hear from a couple of those who have been given that support. Meanwhile, we chatted to an inspirational foster carer called Lonely; another local ‘climate leader’ who is going above and beyond in their efforts to tackle climate action; and an Ealing woman working on a creative writing trail for the town.
Don’t miss our visit to the new cinema in Acton, Act One, either.