Following the terrible attack in Finsbury Park, the council has been working with the emergency services and with community leaders, Muslim Welfare House and Finsbury Park Mosque to support the community in whatever way we can.
Read an initial statement from Cllr Richard Watts, leader of the council.
A tribute to Islington’s community groups thanking them for standing together for Islington at this difficult time can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.
Support for victims of the attack
The council is now co-ordinating a package of support to help victims and their families directly affected by the attack that includes:
Emotional support for dealing with trauma, including counselling
Financial help and benefits advice, for example for people left unable to work
Housing options, for example for those needing to organise mobility adaptations to their homes
Help with expenses, such as travel costs for families who are visiting loved ones in hospital
It is offering a single point of contact to make it as quick and easy as possible for victims and their families to access the support and services they need.
The offer of support is being communicated to victims and their families through the police’s dedicated Family Liaison Officers and through representatives of both Muslim Welfare House and Finsbury Park Mosque. The offer is available to all victims and their families, whether they live in Islington or elsewhere. Read our statement.
Residents who might have witnessed the attack or are feeling anxious about it are also encouraged to seek support. Victim Support can be contacted on online or on 0808 168 9111. Read additional advice from the government.
Community safety and support
Extra police have been deployed to reassure the local community, especially those observing Ramadan.
The message remains that residents should be alert but not alarmed. Acts such as those that happened last night are rare and do not reflect our strong and cohesive local community here in Islington.
Anyone who sees anything suspicious or is a victim or witness to a hate crime should report it to the police non-emergency number - 101, or if in immediate danger, 999.
You can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you would rather report anonymously.
Online reporting is also available www.report-it.org.uk.
Tell MAMA on 0800 456 1226 supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents.
See here for more detail on how to report hate crime.
Last update: 23 June