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Have you ever wanted in-depth details of Lambeth’s financial position? Or the housing crisis? Or just how the council is spending the borough’s money? Start with our e-newsletter, theBALANCE.

This month’s instalment of theBALANCE leads with a look at the huge challenges that the borough faces in the provision of social care. In the context of the national social care crisis and ongoing central government cuts, the piece takes a look at how the council is planning to try to address these massive challenges.

Also featuring in this edition is news of the first new council homes built in Lambeth for over 10 years. The development on Akerman Road signals the council’s intention to push on building new and better homes for residents, with the new scheme being built to Passivhaus standards. In addition, there is an update on the new recycling bin rollout, news of the Workwise scheme’s 200th job for Lambeth tenants, This Girl Can Lambeth getting underway, Wriggle & Rhyme returning to Herne Hill, as well as applications opening for the Lambeth Country Show.

There’s also new research out from Zoopla showing the commuter hotspots where you can pay back your season ticket in as little as eight days, and a ‘passport’ map from artist Yanko Tihov that shows the three most common nationalities within each London borough in terms of their passport cover.

And if all of that isn’t enough, then you can also catch up on readers’ feedback on the issues raised in the last edition, and from all previous editions, of theBALANCE.

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