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Advice on choosing a care home

Moving into a care homeMoving into a care home is a life changing decision and you should take as much time as you can to decide what kind of care you need and what type of home you want to move to. This web page…

Carers Support

What is a carer?A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without…

Carers Support

What is a carer?A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without…

Dementia

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Vascular Dementia or a series of strokes. Dementia is a progressive disease…

Financial Advice

In debt and don't know where to turn? Then it is time to think about getting help. You are not alone - there is lots of help and support available in Islington, offering free, confidential and independent advice. Islington Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)You can also…

Help to get out and about

Staying as active as you can and connecting with other people are an essential part of maintaining good health and well-being. It’s not always easy to do this on your own. Here are someof the ways you can access help and support to get out…

Homelessness

If you are homeless or are likely to be become homeless in the near future you can contact the Housing Aid team for some initial advice and assistance. You can also look in the 'Support for Homeless People' category in Links for Living for useful…

Islington Sensory Team

Our sensory team provides specialist support to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or have a combined sensory loss (deaf/blind). Our aim is to provide services which are fair and equitable to all depending on the risk. What the sensory team…

Keeping safe

This web page gives you information about ways to keep safe at home, on the street and from other people.Islington council, the police and other organisations are working together to make Islington a safer place.They can give advice about protecting yourself from:Street theft and phone…

Lifestyle Services

Levels of good and bad health are influenced by some of the choices we make, such as smoking, how physically active we are and whether we eat a healthy diet. Healthy lifestyle services support you to identify unhealthy behaviours and find the motivation to adopt…

Long-term Conditions and Self-management

A long term condition is an illness which cannot currently be cured, but can be controlled and managed by medication, other therapies, making healthier lifestyle choices and managing the condition yourself. High blood pressure is the most common long-term condition in Islington. This is followed…

Mouth Hygiene / Oral Health

Good oral health is important to good overall health as it allows people to eat, speak and socialise without pain or embarrassment.  Maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth is linked to quality of life and is an important part of active aging. Oral health is…

Paid carers and Personal Assistants

Arranging a carer to help you in your own home gives you the flexibility to arrange care when you need it and how you want it. Carers and personal assistants can help with personal care, preparing meals, cleaning, laundry, shopping, helping you go out and…

Supported Housing in Islington

Supported HousingSupported housing is a free service that provides a combination of housing and services to help people maintain their tenancies and live more stable and productive lives. This factsheet summarises the different types of supported housing.Sheltered Accommodation Sheltered housing schemes (sometimes called ‘warden controlled’)…

What to do if you’re not happy with your care

Everyone deserves safe and high-quality care, including you.It makes no difference whether you get care in your own home, a care home or a hospital – you should get good care. Friend and family carers should care for you safely and kindly too.But sometimes things…