Information for Vulnerable People
29th November, 2023
If you would benefit from some of these intitiatives, or you know a patient of ours, please get in touch with Krisztina or Stephanie 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.
List of Warm Spaces in Islington
You can view these via the linked PDF files or come visit reception for a printed version.
Help to access affordable food
There are also services available in Islington to help accessing affordable food.
On the Islington Council website there is a list of services in the borough providing free or low cost food - Find Your Islington | Free or Low Cost Food in Islington (support to find local services can also be accessed by calling the We Are Islington Team on 020 7527 8222).
Families with children under 4 years old receiving income support may be eligible for weekly Healthy Start food vouchers. You can find out more about Healthy Start and check if you are eligible online - Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)
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 - email@example.com
- Web page - https://www.islington.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/cost-of-living-support
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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating the address of the person in question, and we will arrange a welfare visit.’
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.
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:
- https://www.ageuk.org.uk/islington/about-us/news/2022/cost-of-living-guide---managing-your-energy-bills-part-1/ - no updates but still contains useful information.
- 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
A wealth of information on housing and food, including school meals help.