15th December, 2022
List of Warm Spaces in Islington:
If you would benefit from some of these intitiatives, or you know a patient of ours, please get in touch with Krisztina and we will arrange a "social prescribing" referral for you. Somebody will get in touch so we will need your current telephone number and address for reference.
Seasonal Health Intervention Network (SHINE):
- advice on saving energy and grants available for heating and insulation
- support with bills and energy debt
- 'Energy Doctor in the Home' home visiting service
- referrals and assessments for ECO/ECO-flex grants
- falls assessments by the REACH Team
- fire safety checks by London Fire Brigade
- air quality alerts for people with respiratory diseases by airTEXT
- handyperson service
Shine is referral based but people can also call the energy advice team directly on 0300 555 0195 or 0207 527 2121 for support. Our lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Alternatively, text 07800 006 143.
Information just for council tenants:
If your team have particular concerns about some of the residents you support you can contact Service.Development@islington.gov.uk. Below is the contact information for vulnerable residents to use: ‘Residents with particular needs, such as those who are bed ridden or who have impaired mobility, will find the reduction in heating harder and we have therefore taken steps to provide additional assistance to our vulnerable tenants. Anyone who has concerns about the wellbeing of their neighbour can contact Tenancy Services on 0207 527 5300 or email@example.com stating the address of the person in question, and we will arrange a welfare visit.’
18th October, 2022
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