London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Summary of Submission

Throughout the pandemic this contrast became increasingly stark, leading the Tackling Poverty Team to focus its efforts on ensuring our most deprived residents were supported.

Key achievements for the team include; working to ensure that self-isolating residents were able to receive a rage of support including food, financial advice and befriending support; setting up a food hub to provide food to voluntary sector organisations, delivering over 800 tonnes of food to date; delivering food programmes across every school holiday from Easter 2020 to the most recent summer holiday; using data to proactively contact residents in or at risk of poverty to offer support; and managing the council’s resident grants programme, including the additional grants received from government.

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