The City of London Corporation is the municipal governing body of the City of London, the historic centre of London and the location of much of the UK's financial sector.
We have a special role and wide remit that goes beyond that of an ordinary local authority with three main aims
- to support and promote London as the world's leading international financial and business centre and attract new business to the capital and the whole UK
- to work in partnership with local communities to increase skills, employment and opportunities for all Londoners, including through the City Bridge Trust
- to enhance the capital as a hub of culture, history and green spaces for Londoners – residents, workers, and visitors.
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How would you describe your organisation's role in contributing to the delivery of these outcomes to reducing suicide and improving support for those bereaved or affected by suicide?
The City of London has the highest daytime population of any Local authority in the UK with hundreds of thousands of workers, residents, students and visitors packed into a Square Mile of densely developed space.
The City has three potential population groups who are at risk: residents who live in the City; those who work in the City; and those who travel to the City with the intention of committing suicide from a City site, but have no specific connection to the City (neighbouring boroughs which also have high buildings and bridges, for example, Westminster, may be experiencing similar issues).
Following the transfer of public health from the NHS into Local Government in April 2013, suicide became a Local Authority led initiative involving close collaboration with the Police, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS England, coroners and the voluntary sector.
The City of London Corporation have produce a joint Suicide Prevention Action Plan with the Police which outlines the steps we shall be focusing on in the next three years to reduce suicide attempts in the Square Mile.
What are the current challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Data collection and the sharing of personally identifiable data between two organisations.