The City of London Corporation has a long and proud history of supporting the vulnerable as one of the earliest providers of council housing, social care for the elderly, and education for the young.
The Temple and Farringdon Together team support the Corporation’s modern-day investment in providing 3,700 new homes in London and in education through the City of London Academies, as well as pressing for continued improvement in social care for children and adults in need.
T&FT’s Caroline Addy said:
“One of the reasons I am proud to be standing for election to the City Corporation is its longstanding commitment to supporting disadvantaged people in London through housing and education. Our team is fully committed to the City using its public and private funds to support those in need.”
History and Future Plans
The City Corporation built its first tenaments in the 1870s, and now has over 2,800 social housing units on eleven housing estates in the City, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, and Tower Hamlets. The Corporation plans to build around 700 new social homes on its existing estates and 3,000 affordable homes on its other land around Greater London.
The City’s earliest interest in education began in 1442 when John Carpenter, a former Town Clerk, bequeathed some land to the Corporation to pay for the maintenance and education of four poor boys. Over the subsequent centuries, the City supported the independent Christ’s Hospital and King Edward’s School Whitley as well as founding the City of London School, City of London School for Girls, and City of London Freemen’s School. In the maintained sector the City has one primary school, Sir John Cass in Aldgate, and since 2003 has been an Academy sponsor in inner London. The City’s Academy group when complete is expected to include three primary schools, seven secondary schools and a sixth form centre.