Our Community’s Needs

Kensington and Chelsea is a borough of extreme contrast, separated by the wealth of the south and extreme poverty in the north.

The Notting Dale ward, where we are situated, is within 10% of the most deprived areas in England and many local residents suffer from inadequate housing, poor health, isolation and low income.

Statistics from the 2011 census, and more recently from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Office of National Statistics have revealed that:

  • Over 40% of children in the north of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea live in poverty. Disadvantaged children have lower aspirations and achieve less academically, they suffer greater ill-health and are more likely to be involved in anti-social behaviour and crime.
  • Over 6,600 local residents do not have any qualifications.
  • In our ward alone, 76% of households suffer from at least one form of deprivation around income, housing, education or health.
  • 53% of state school pupils in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea do not speak English as their main language.
  • Over 1,000 local residents do not speak English at all or have a very limited grasp of the language.

There are many ways you can help us support the needs of our community: