Rise in foodbanks a result of Government’s callous agenda of austerity

Reliance on foodbanks in Haringey has risen over the last year, analysis of data obtained from the Trussell Trust shows. The number of three-day emergency food parcels distributed in Haringey rose by 124%. Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said dependence on foodbanks was the result of the Government’s “callous agenda of austerity” and … Continue reading Rise in foodbanks a result of Government’s callous agenda of austerity

Enfield and Haringey in Top 5 Areas for Homelessness in England

Responding to today’s report from Shelter which found that more than 300,000 people in Britain are homeless, with Haringey ranked second and Enfield ranked fourth in the worst 20 boroughs in England, Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “Recently the National Audit Office warned that government welfare policies are directly contributing to the homelessness crisis. … Continue reading Enfield and Haringey in Top 5 Areas for Homelessness in England

Comment on patients being turned away from North Middlesex University Hospital A&E Department

Responding to news that patients were turned away from North Middlesex University Hospital Accident and Emergency Department unless they had a “life-threatening illness”, Labour London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey, Joanne McCartney AM said: “Pressure on our local health services has been building for months, but with North Middlesex A&E now forced to turn away … Continue reading Comment on patients being turned away from North Middlesex University Hospital A&E Department

Violent crime in Enfield and Haringey rises in the last year

Violent crime in Enfield has risen by 28% and by 42% in Haringey over the last year according to figures published by Metropolitan Police. The rise means an additional 1,267 violent crimes in Enfield over the last twelve months rising from 4,518 in 2012/13 to 5,785 in 2013/14 and in Haringey, an additional 1,840 violent crimes … Continue reading Violent crime in Enfield and Haringey rises in the last year

September 2013 Mayor’s Question Time answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in September 2013. Use of Schedule 7 Question No: 2985 / 2013 Joanne McCartney Do you have any concerns about the Metropolitan Police’s use of Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000? Written response from the Mayor I have absolute confidence in … Continue reading September 2013 Mayor’s Question Time answers