There are a few initiatives in Islington which could benefit those who are struggling through the Cost of Living crisis. We have collected some here. You can download the PDF version by clicking on the following link:
We have put together resources for those who maybe struggling during these difficult times. The following is only a highlight and we will be updating our website with more information.
The council’s website is a good source for the wide range of support Islington provides. You can also approach them via telephone or email.
- Phone number: 020 7527 8222
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web page – https://www.islington.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/cost-of-living-support
- Leaflet: Cost of Living Leaflet
(a simple search for “Cost of Living Islington” will also bring this up)
AgeUK is not just for “old people”. You can approach them with many queries and they will be able to signpost you. They offer help for anyone age 16 and over, including carers:
- telephone: 0207 281 6018 (free)
Help on Your Doorstep
Help on Your Doorstep have a long history within Islington, providing factual information to residents on their options and choices they have.
- Website with resources available: https://www.helponyourdoorstep.com/rising-cost-of-living-support
- You can also request a referral from your GP (Social Prescribing referral)
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust
Islington Food Partnership includes groups of VCFS organisations that are now offering food banks, food hubs, food co-operatives etc Home – Islington Food Partnership
Influenza: if you are eligible (over 65 or over 18 with a risk condition), you can get your vaccine from your GP surgery. If you are not registered, you can ask a pharmacy.
Covid-19: You can visit the government website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-to-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine/ for booking your appointment. Alternatively, you can choose from local options, such as walk-in clinics. Find out more at : https://www.islington.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-vaccinations
Mayor of London
Find out what the Mayor of London is doing to help: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/communities/help-cost-living/what-mayor-doing-cost-living
You can download this page as a pdf by scanning this QR code or clicking the following link: Cost of Living Document 2022