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Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA)
102 Blackstock Road
London N4 2DR

0300 131 7300

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0300 131 7300

Outreach and support

Support in Islington

Mental health

iCope: Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service

Free, confidential help for problems such as stress, worry, depression and insomnia.

0203 317 7252

NHS services

If you are already known to mental health services contact that service first.  If you are not receiving mental health support ask your GP for an urgent appointmentIf you do not feel that you can wait then please contact the Camden &Islington Crisis Team

020 3317 6333 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Islington MIND

MIND’s Community Support Service provides support for people who use mental health services or feel lonely and isolated. This includes training, education and employment opportunities together with community leisure and social activities that enable service users to live a full and enriching life.

020 7263 3397

Recovery college

Courses to help manage mental distress and contribute towards well-being and recovery.  Open to professionals, service users, carers or members of the public.

4 St Pancras Way (corner of Granary Street), London NW1 0PE

Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm (closed 1pm to 1.30pm for lunch)

020 3317 6904

Old Fire Station (Holloway Neighbourhood Group)

Community centre and social activities for people of all ages as well as low cost counselling services and complementary therapies through the Stress Project

The Old Firestation.84 Mayton Street.London N7 6QT

020 7607 9794

Substance use

CGL Islington

Community recovery service committed to supporting individuals affected by substance misuse to overcome their dependence, stay safe and healthy, and work towards recovery.

99-101 Seven Sisters Road, London N7 7QP

Mon, Weds and Fri 10.30am to 5pm; Tues 2pm to 6pm; Thurs 2pm to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm

020 7561 3310

CASA Alcohol

Wide range of help and support for Islington residents who are concerned about their drinking. Open to people aged 18 or above.  Also offers support to family and friends.

332c Goswell Road London EC1V 7LQ

Drop-in Mon to Fri 9.30am to 1.00pm, Thurs drop-in women only

01887 377 106

Older people

Age UK Islington

6–9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA  (Office open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm)

020 7281 6018 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm)

Age UK Drovers Activity Centre

Lunch Mon to Fri 12pm to 1pm.  Activities, trips, information and special events.

North Rd, London N7 9EY

020 7607 7701

Claremont Project

Art, music, literature, fitness and dance activities; free concerts and events. Or come to have a drink, read the papers and chat with other members. Low cost psychotherapy.  Membership free. Most classes just £1.50.

24-27 White Lion St, London N1 9PD

020 7837 3402

Sotherby Road day centre

Lunch club Tues to Fri 10am to 3pm.  Activities including social dancing, bingo, keep fit classes, art classes, storytelling, pilates and shopping trips to the local supermarket.

2 Sotheby Mews, Sotheby Road N5 2UT

020 7226 1421

Money support

Islington Advice Line/Advice Alliance

Advice and support on debt, benefits, grants and consumer law.  The alliance comprises Islington's Citizens Advice Bureau, Islington Law Centre and Islington People's Rights. Advice on disability rights from Disability Action Islington.

030 0330 1197 (Mon to Fri 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm)

SHINE (Seasonal Health Intervention Network)

Advice on saving energy and grants available for heating and insulation; support with bills and energy debt; benefit checks; falls assessments and telecare applications; befriending services; fire safety checks; home security checks; air quality alerts for people with respiratory diseases; handyperson service.

0800 953 1221 / 020 7527 2121

Help on your doorstep

Support via door-to-door outreach and five drop-in centres throughout Islington.  Referrals to organisations helping with employment, debt and benefits, health, housing, disability, parenting and domestic violence.  Combatting loneliness through the Good Neighbour Scheme

Canonbury office

020 7288 7242 or 020 3227 0077

Finsbury Park office

020 7281 9542 or 020 7263 9466

EC1 office

020 3142 5064 or 020 3142 5065

Caledonian office

020 7837 0056 or 020 7833 4548

Archway office

020 7272 7196 or 020 7272 7407

Employment and training


Aged 18 or over and have been out of work for six months or more?  iWork coaches can help you: develop the skills and confidence you need to find and keep a job; find training, volunteering or an apprenticeship; and arrange support with debts or benefits.

Islington Customer Centre on Upper Street, N1 1XR.

020 7527 2706

iWork youth employment

If you are aged 16-24 and need help to get your career started, iWork Youth Employment can help you to access lots of different roles both in the Council and in other sectors to help you get onto the career ladder

020 7527 3559

The Progress Team

Support for young people 16-19 who are not in education, employment and training

0207 527 7031

See Islington’s website for young people – for lots of information and advice on employment, education and careers.

Mental health working (Remploy/Hillside Clubhouse)

A specialist team of employment support workers who are based across community venues throughout Islington as well as a hub at:

29/30 North Road, London N7 9GJ

020 7700 6408

Staying safe

The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT)

Services to protect and safeguard vulnerable children.  Support through children’s centres and Families First; support for children and young people who are at risk of getting involved in gangs, anti-social behaviour or crime; health and mental health services

020 7527 7400 - Children's Services Contact Team (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm)
020 7226 0992 - Emergency Duty Team (Daily 5pm to 9pm)
020 7527 3366 - Disabled Children's Team

Islington Council Adult Social Care – Access Team

Advice and care for people with physical disabilities, older people, their friends and/or family. It is the contact for all initial enquiries.

0207 527 2299         (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm)
020 7226 0992         for out of hours emergency situations only
  (for information on all council services)

Solace Women’s Aid

Support and advice to women affected by domestic and sexual violence.  Can also refer to refuge accommodation, longer term advocacy support, counselling or specialist children’s services.

0808 802 5565  (Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm and Tues 6pm to 8pm)

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