Useful links and information:
We are Islington Helpline 020 7527 8222
Are you struggling to cope at the moment, or concerned about a friend or neighbour? If you or someone you know needs support, then help is available. Islington Council, the Voluntary Sector and Mutual Aid groups are working together to provide support.
This could include help with getting food or medicine, online group activities, legal advice or a friendly phone conversation. You can contact organisations directly or call the We are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222. You can also email email@example.com. Minicom: 020 7527 1900.
Open every day from 9am to 5pm
Community Conversations – Coronavirus
Cllrs Sue Lukes and Una O’Halloran invite you to a zoom meeting (invite below) at 5.15pm on Tuesday 16th February 2021 for people who are influencers in LB Islington, to discuss how we can keep our communities as safe as possible in these worrying times.
You are invited because you know your communities and we want to hear, from you, what we can all do that works to stop Covid 19 spreading.
Public health colleagues will be at the meeting with the latest information: if you have specific questions you want answered please do email firstname.lastname@example.org with them, and we will answer them during the meeting or by email.
Meeting Invitation details – Starts at 5.15 – Tuesday 16th February 21
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 925 4589 3370
Get Back on Track - If you’re an Islington resident and your job has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis then the Shaw Trust’s Get Back on Track service can offer you advice and support on issues including furlough, annual leave, redundancy, changes to terms and conditions (pay, hours, etc.), managing mental health, working from home. Find out more at www.shawtrust.org.uk
Make sure your receiving what your entitled to
Islington’s Income Maximisation Team can help you with benefits and grants. Their service will, for example, check your benefits to make sure you are getting the correct money, support you to make benefit and tax claims and look at how much help you may get with childcare costs and much more.
Contact the team on Freephone: 0800 731 8081 or 020 7527 8600 between 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Or E-mail Claimit@islington.gov.uk
Join the COVID-19 Health Champion movement!
What is it?
Get the latest advice and guidance about COVID-19 so that you can help and share the information with your family, friends and other community members. This includes facts about the virus, changing restrictions, testing, vaccines and more! By signing up you get access to trusted information via:
· Weekly COVID-19 update email · Whatsapp
· Weekly online drop-in sessions to share ideas and questions What do I need to do? · Work, live or volunteer in Camden or Islington
Simply complete the form here to sign up! If you’ve got questions, email us at CHC@islington.gov.uk.
Let’s connect with other people.
During the pandemic many residents have experienced loneliness – particularly as we are not spending as much time with other people as we would like. Luckily, there are many ways to get connected - in person, by phone, or online. Click on the lets connect with people attachment above to find out more.
There’s no need to struggle on your own
Are you struggling with college / 6th Form ? – not in education , employment and training ? Do you know a young person aged between 16 -18 who is struggling ? Then help is at hand from the Progress Team. They provide courses, guidance and well-being advice to help young people move forward. Why not contact them on 0207 527 7031 or e-mail email@example.com.
Free online counselling and wellbeing support for 11 -25 year olds.
Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service providing young people aged 11-25 years with a safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors. Kooth provides unique out of office hours’ provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year, from noon until 10pm weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays.
To find out more – see this brief video: Kooth Video.
Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth site at www.kooth.com
Look after your wellbeing – North London Cares Winter Wellbeing project
From October to March 2021, local community organisation North London Cares can support over 65s to stay warm, safe, active and connected this winter through their Winter Wellbeing Project. They can help older neighbours access vital support such as housing repairs, advice on health services and flu jabs, measures to make homes warmer and much more! Click here to find out more.
Get fit with Healthy Generations
Healthy Generations is a charity dedicated to providing classes, events and sessions to help improve the health and well-being of Islington residents. The charity provides a wide range of classes ranging from Mindfulness, Longevity, Zumba, Osteoporosis fitness, post pregnancy Pilates and much more. For further information on how to join these classes please visit: https://www.healthygenerations.org.uk/
Or Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK Islington
Age UK Islington shares the latest information, activities and workshops to help make for a good start to 2021! For the latest client newsletter click here: Age UK Islington client newsletter #29:
Caris Loss and Trauma Project
CARIS Islington is open and offers bereavement counselling for adults, children & young people and have just started a loss & trauma service for any type of loss associated with Covid 19. All their services are available for those with a connection to Islington (resident, work, church, GP, school etc). Counselling is currently being done by phone or video. To make a referral please use the following contact details
Email:email@example.com or Phone: 020 7281 5200 (voicemail messages are picked up remotely and then responded to)
Headline’ resource of the weekWhen it comes to COVID-19, it’s so important to that everyone has access to the right information and advice.
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Please remember the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. If you
receive an email, text message or phone call pretending to be from the NHS and you
are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.