Equality in Lambeth

Join the fight to close the gap

Lambeth has gone through many changes in recent years, some popular, some less popular. Official figures show our population is growing, employment figures appear to be rising and our school children continue to achieve improving exam results. Despite this growth, Lambeth remains one of the most deprived areas of the country –

Lambeth is the 8th most deprived borough in London and the 22nd most deprived in England.

Deprivation brings significant challenges in health, education and employment for everyone.

For some of our people, the problems are even more severe. Some of our communities still suffer even greater levels of poverty and inequality that prevent them from fulfilling their potential.

Lambeth is an open and diverse borough, bold in our ambitions but, at the heart of it all, there must be fairness.

We must be honest about the inequality we still have in our borough, and ensure that the proceeds of Lambeth’s growth are spread fairly amongst our communities.

An Equality Commission has been established to identify these barriers in order to tackle the issues. It will concentrate above all on the challenges facing adults with disabilities, black caribbean communities, Portuguese communities and Somalian communities.

Lambeth’s Equality Commission will gather evidence on:

• Education and learning
• Income and employment
• Crime and justice
• Participation, decision-making and leadership

Some YLC members have already taken part in the evidence gathering session on the equality issues affecting Lambeth’s young people on the evening. To find out how you can also help CLICK HERE

Anyone over 21 who shares the YLC's aims and values

Cooperatives include non-profit community organizations and businesses that are owned and managed by the people who use its services or by the people who work there.

A town council is a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities or civil parishes. A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch.

The current district of Lambeth was part of the large ancient parish of Lambeth St Mary in the Brixton hundred of Surrey.

Anyone between the ages of 11 and 19, or under 25 for those who use services from Lambeth Council because of a disability.