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Islington Giving

Islington Giving, administered by the Cripplegate Foundation, supports and funds local solutions to local issues. It aims to tackle poverty in Islington by investing in the community and supporting partner agencies working with children, young people, families and people living in isolation. Please see website for further details of…

Islington Handy Person Service

This service is run by Islington Council. Who is eligible?  The service is for older residents & those with a disability. Carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or Direct Payments can also use the service. You do not need to live in a council property…

Islington Jewish Community Centre

Chabad Islington is the local Jewish community centre serving the Borough of Islington.  Our contact details are: Email: info@jewishislington.co.uk Phone: 02077006974 Support we are offering: Shopping assistance, grocery and prescription pick up/delivery by volunteers for people that need to self-isolate Free food packages across the…

Islington Law Centre

Coronavirus Update Islington Law Centre is currently providing legal advice via the the telephone, including an evening service. For details see contacts and date/time below. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Usual Service Monthly advice surgeries on exclusions; Debt advice and help with money; Help with benefits or grants; Advice…

Islington Libraries

There are ten public libraries in Islington, providing a mixture of materials and services for library users of all ages. All have free Wi-Fi, free public computers, free internet access scanning to usb, printing and photocopying. All offer basic digital assistance.

Islington Libraries: Archway Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are currently restricted due to Covid-19. For activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website  Books, Music Cds, DVDs, Audio Books, large Print books.…

Islington Libraries: Cat and Mouse Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are currently restricted due to Covid-19. For activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website  Books,  Audio Books, large Print books. Graphic Novels Online…

Islington Libraries: Central Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are currently restricted due to Covid-19. For activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website  Books, Music Cds, DVDs, Audio Books, large Print books.…

Islington Libraries: Finsbury Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. Finsbury Library also houses the Islington Computer Skills Centre. While services are restricted due to Covid-19, for activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website  Books,…

Islington Libraries: Lewis Carroll Children's Library

The Lewis Carroll Children's Library offers a wide range of books, story CDs, music, PCs, DVDs, magazines and fun activities for children, young people, parents and carers. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are restricted due to Covid-19,…

Islington Libraries: Mildmay Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are restricted due to Covid-19, for activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website  Books, Music Cds, DVDs, Audio Books, large Print books. Online…

Islington Libraries: N4 Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are restricted due to Covid-19, for activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website  Books, Music Cds, DVDs, Audio Books, large Print books. Online…

Islington Libraries: West Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are restricted due to Covid-19, for activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website 

Islington Library Factsheets

Factsheets Islington Reference and Information team have produced a range of fact sheets on topics and issues that people often ask us about. They are available for downloading from the list of links below. The fact sheets are regularly updated, but if you do come…

Islington Pensioners Forum

Open meetings for Islington pensioners in the Islington Town Hall, Upper St, N1. Membership is free to anyone over 55 who lives or works in Islington. We are a membership organisation established in 1986 providing voice for the pensioners of Islington about the issues affecting them.…

Islington Refugee Forum

Islington Refugee Forum (IRF) is a refugee-led, independent organisation. IRF was created to act as a common voice for refugees, to improve their quality of life and support their integration into the community. Community organisations play a crucial role in facilitating this integration and the…

Islington Society

The Islington Society is a membership organisation of people who live, work or have an interest in Islington. It is a registered charity with an elected committee of officers, drawn from the membership, who manage the society. Supports conservation planning work to preserve the borough’s…

Islington Somali Community

Coronavirus Update Young people support during the Coronavirus outbreak Job seeking/ job search techniques online Engaging YP to help each other with volunteers and mentors supervising Webinar on how to develop CV , personal statement  Health and well-being - How to stay fit from inside your…

Jean Stokes Community Centre and Hall

Various activities for people of all ages, including walking, healthy eating lunch clubs, arts and crafts, Irish dancing, salsa, Taekwondo, community library . Please contact the Hall for further information.

Jewish Care

Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community. Offers comprehensive advice, information and practical services for the elderly, adults and young people with sensory impairment, physical disabilities and the mentally frail. Holocaust survivors centre open Monday to Friday offers…

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

JCWI's overarching objective is to relieve poverty and hardship among immigrants and refugees by promoting their human, economic and civil rights and our mission is to eliminate discrimination in this sphere. JCWI undertakes the following:     Legal Advice and Strategic Casework    Policy Work and Campaigning,   …

Journey to Work

Journey 2 Work is an employment project that can help you reignite your career goals and improve your future. The project is for anyone who is currently unemployed, actively seeking work but needs some extra support to get in to work. You don’t have to…

Kings Cross Food Bank

 We are currently running a foodbank ( Kings Cross Foodbank) where we we deliver food packages to those in need in the following postcode areas:  N1 0, N1 1, N1 2, N1 9, EC1R, WC1H 9, WC1X, NW1 0, NW1 1, NW1 9, N7 8, N7…

Kings Cross Foodbank

We are currently running a foodbank ( Kings Cross Foodbank) where we we deliver food packages to those in need in the following postcodes: WC1N, WC1X, WC1H, WC1E, W1T, NW1W, NW1, N1C, N1, EC1V, EC1R.   Deliveries are made on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the moment. People…

Kings Fund Information and Library Service

The King's Fund's Information and Library Service is a unique and free source of information on health and social care policy and management. It can help with literature searches and information queries online, over the phone or in person at it's information centre. It offers a…

KMEWO, Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation in Britain

Coronavirus update: In accordance with Government Guidelines, KMEWO had to re-arrange the ways services delivered in order to prioritise both staff and client’s safety. While it is essential to continue providing support services to vulnerable women and girls from the Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North…

The Kosmos Centre

(formally Camden Cypriot Womens Organisation) The Kosmos Centre is committed to working with and assisting the following: BME women Families and dependents of BME women People of BME descent All others who wish to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of our communities, culture, heritage…

Language Line

Language Line offers immediate interpretation in over 100 languages, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. All our interpreters hold the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

Latin American Women's Aid (LAWA)

Latin American Women’s Aid runs the only two refuges in Europe by and for Latin American women and children fleeing gender-based violence. We also offer holistic and intersectional services, providing everything a BME woman needs to recover from abuse and live empowered lives. These include…

Lauderdale House

Exhibitions, musical and theatrical events, arts and crafts demonstrations. Monthly Classes and workshops for children and adults. Available for private functions and concerts. Cafe and restaurant.(020 8341 4807) Antiques and crafts fairs. 

Laundry

The Laundry facilities are available for public use 8.00am-8.00pm Monday to Friday (Please note last wash is at 6.45pm) and 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday (Please note last wash is at 2.45pm).

Leonard Cheshire Work and Life Skills

Aimed at disabled people aged between 19 and 60 who are unemployed and seeking work. Deliver support in: Skills and training - giving disabled people access to computers and accessible media facilities, and providing Disability Equality Training for non-disabled people. Earning a living - supporting disabled…

Letterbox Library

Multicultural and non-sexist children's books supplier. Deals with schools, libraries and individuals. Can supply material on particular issues such as the environment or disability. Membership for an annual fee entitles you to various benefits including discounts, please contact for details. 12,000 members. Open Monday to Friday…

Lilian Baylis Studio

Small theatre attached to Sadlers Wells. Also available for hire.

London Advice Services Alliance (LASA)

Give better welfare rights advice to their clients Use technology to deliver more effective and efficient services Influence policy for advice and legal services Raise awareness of the third sector's technology needs with funders and government Lasa provides strategic and innovative services to support the provision of…

London Friend

Voluntary organisation offering counselling and support services to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and those unsure of their sexual identity.  Offers counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. Their social groups provide a safe space…

London Metropolitan Archives

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) holds a vast amount of information about the capital and its citizens. The records cover a period of nearly 900 years and over 31 miles of shelving, making LMA the largest local authority archive in the United Kingdom.

London Training and Employment Network (LTEN)

London Training and Employment Network (LTEN) is an Islington based charity that works in partnership pan London to deliver a range of education, training and employment projects. We target the most disadvantaged groups including BAMEs who we offer careers advice, employability skills training leading to…

London Waterways Canal and River Trust

 A charitable trust that is responsible for the care and maintenance of Canals in London. See the website for more details.

Love London Working

Love London Working aims to provide information, advice and guidance and a range of other services to help people build their confidence and skills and get into employment, training or help them move closer to the jobs market. London residents are able to access this…

The Manna

The Manna is St Stephen's project to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in the area by providing a strong community to belong to, and by offering practical, emotional and spiritual support.  The Manna has become a home to people struggling with addiction, loneliness,…

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

Coronavirus Update We are able to match residents with local volunteers who may be able to support them with in person and practical support, for example help with shopping or picking up medication. Staff or volunteers can make an initial referral on someone else’s behalf…

Marx House Hall

Large hall in a convenient location available for hire. Suitable for meetings, conferences, book launches and may be used as a rehearsal space. Maximum capacity is 65. Refreshments can be provided at an additional cost.

Marx Memorial Library

The Library has 46,000 volumes in the lending section covering a range of subjects including Marx, Engels, Lenin, the Spanish Civil War and the History of Socialism and the British Labour Movement. The reference collection has an extensive holding of journals dating from the 1850's.…

Mary Ward Centre

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where…

Mary's

Mary's is an independent charity created by St Mary's Islington to serve the local community. We have four main areas of work: Mary’s Youth Club – where we work with 13-25 year old young people offering a range of artistic, sporting and skills and employment enhancing…

Maternity Action

Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years. The Maternity Right Advice Line covers employment rights, benefits and breastfeeding rights.…

Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Localo Offer Flash

A specialist centre for children and adults who stammer or stutter, staffed by twelve specialist speech and language therapists. The Centre is run by NHS Whittington health and supported by the charity Action for Stammering Children. Referrals are accepted from across the UK and internationally.…

Minik Kardes @ The Factory Children's Centre Localo Offer Flash

Children's Centres
Minik Kardes @ The Factory Children's Centre provides childcare places and all the family support and health services offered by all Islington's Children's Centres. Please note: The Factory Children’s Centre has recently changed its registration number which means that the link to Ofsted at the end…

Mobile Repairs Disabled

Low cost repairs for older and disabled people. We work with disadvantaged and socially-excluded sections of the community to identify technical solutions and provide innovative services to support individuals, their family carers and care workers. We currently work in Camden, Islington, Hackney and the City…