Help And Advice

Islington

We are Islington helpline   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, 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 weareislington@islington.gov.uk. Minicom: 020 7527 1900.            Open every day from 9am to 5pm.
Islington Council Coronavirus adviceLink to the current advice from Islington Council https://www.islington.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/coronavirus-covid-19 We are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222. Minicom: 020 7527 1900.
Islington Council changes to service  List current changes to service delivery   https://www.islington.gov.uk/contact-us/changes-to-services
Islington Life    Your online magazine from Islington Council  https://islingtonlife.london/

Advice Agencies

Rethink Mental Illness  We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.hhttps://www.rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/managing-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/
Samaritans LondonGetting a response from a real person and being given the time and space to talk things through helps people to find a way through their problems. We help people to explore their Options so they can make decisions that are right for them.  116 123 FREE from any phone. 0330 094 5717 local charges apply.
AGEUK IslingtonSupporting clients by phone, rather than via face-to-face meetings, during this time. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/islington/ Age UK Islington Helpline – 020 7281 6018, Mon to Fri, 9 – 5pm. gethelp@ageukislington.org.uk
Citizens Advice BureauOur trained volunteers and specialist caseworkers can advise you on a wide range of issues. Our advice is free, confidential, independent, and available to Islington residents.https://islingtoncab.org/contact-us
Violence against women and girlsSupport services that offer flexible, remote support on the phone, by text,email or webchat/Whatsapphttps://www.islington.gov.uk/community-safety/violence-against-woman-and-girls
Domestic Violence – same sex relationshipsSupport services for same sex relationshipsGALOP  0800 999 5428 or online via their website advice@galop.org.uk
Male victims of domestic abuse                             Support services for Male Victims of domestic abuseMen’s Advice Line on freephone 0808 801 0327  
Silent Solutions  A system for victims of domestic abuse who might be afraid of further danger and escalation of harm if they are overheard when calling 999 in an emergency.  When somebody calls 999, an operator will ask which emergency service is required. If the caller is unable to audibly signal to the operator, the call will be forwarded to an operating system. If 55 is pressed by the caller, the system will detect this. The operator will then transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency. If you call 999 from a mobile: it is always best to speak to the operator if you can, even by whispering. You may also be asked to cough or tap the keys on your phone in response to questions.
Samira Project                                                                                                       A partnership of IMECE, KMEWO (Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Aid) and LAWA and Latin Women’s Aid Providing support for BAMER (Black, Asian, minority Ethnic and Refugee) women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence and harmful practices:  Mon – Weds 0207 354 1359
Children’s Services Contact Team, Children’s Social Care  The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all services for children, young people and families in Islington who may need extra help and support. If you are worried about a child, please phone the Contact Team in the first instance.  Telephone                        020 7527 7400 – Children’s Services Contact Team              020 7527 3366 – Disabled Children’s Team