Islington People’s Rights (IPR) provides specialist debt advice and casework support to Islington residents, including tribunal representation. We negotiate with creditors, deal with utility debts, benefit overpayments and assist with applications for Debt Relief Orders and bankruptcy.
Advice is provided through our Telephone Advice Line, and appointments can be booked with specialist caseworkers if needed. Call 020 7561 3685 between 2–4pm on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday.
Advice sessions and appointments
Appointments take place at Manor Gardens Centre, 6–9 Manor Gardens, N7 6LA, or St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ.
Appointments are also provided by IPR Caseworkers at a number of other venues in Islington; linked to mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, probation, and carer services. Some Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) groups also have regular advice sessions. Appointments at these sessions are all booked through the services/groups themselves, details at www.ipradvice.org.uk.
IPR has a fierce commitment to a rights based approach and seeks to alleviate poverty and the effects of debt in and around Islington. One of the longest established legal advice centres in London now in its 44th year IPR has been a central focus for the individuals and many other community groups who advocate for the disenfranchised.
IPR is proud of its record in providing outreach sessions to our clients at venues where they are already users of services. Our experience tells us that this model of providing advice is valued by our partners and clients alike.
The service we provide is free and independent of any other body or organisation. We aim to provide a friendly and informal service that produces results. We are here to act for you and your interest.
What you tell us and the advice we give you is strictly confidential. It will not be passed on to outside bodies like the Council or the Benefit Agencies without your agreement.
We aim to provide a good quality service for all our users, one that treats everybody with sensitivity and respect. We expect our users to act in the same way both to each other and our staff.
This service can support clients with:
- Debt advice and help with money
- Help with benefits or grants