As of this week in Brent, there are 3,745 households in high priority need on the housing waiting list and an estimated 6 years to find a place for them to live.
32% of all children in the Borough of Brent live in Poverty.
18% of homes in Brent are classified as ‘overcrowded’.
And free school meal claimants have been adversely impacted by welfare reforms.
This is why Barry wrote to the Secretary of State to ask him to call on the Chancellor to commit the resources local authorities need to provide the highest standard of care to those who most need it. You can see a copy of Barry’s letter here.