London Borough of Haringey
The London Borough of Haringey is a London borough in North London, classified by some definitions as part of Inner London, and by others as part of Outer London. It was created in 1965 by the amalgamation of three former boroughs. It shares borders with six other London boroughs. Clockwise from the north, they are: Enfield, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Islington, Camden, and Barnet.
The main social prescribing scheme is currently the Local Area Coordinators but their role is wider than just connecting. Local Area Coordination is a long term, integrated, evidence based approach to supporting people with disabilities, mental health needs, older people and their families/carers.
There are two local area coordinators who are doing a similar function as a Link Worker, brokering connections to local services. Operating in two areas, White Hart Lane/Northumberland Park and Hornsey they work with people of all ages with mental health conditions, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and older people to:
- Stay strong, safe and connected as contributing citizens
- Find practical, non-service solutions to problems wherever possible
- Connect them with more welcoming, inclusive and supportive communities
Care Navigation is also being developed in GP surgeries using GPFV funding and working closely with the Local Voluntary Sector.
According to the GLA's population projections for 2018, the current population of Haringey is 282,904 residents.
Haringey is the 6th most deprived borough in London, and the 30th most deprived local authority in England (out of 326). Within the borough there are extreme contrasts: neighbourhoods in some of the western wards, such as Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End are among the most prosperous in the country; in the east of the borough, many neighbourhoods are classified as being among the most deprived in the country.
The population grew by 17.7% between the 2001 and 2011 Censuses, and is projected to have grown by a further 11% between 2011 and 2018.
The male to female ratio in Haringey is 50:50. While the age structure is similar to that of London, the borough has a slightly larger proportion of residents aged 20–44, and a slightly smaller proportion of residents aged 65+.
According to the GLA Population Estimate for 2018, 33.6% of the borough's population are White British, 25.9% are "Other White", 8.2% are of Black African heritage, and 5.8% are of Black Caribbean heritage. Haringey is also home to several smaller Asian communities.