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Our priorities for 2020-2022

Priorities for the Islington Youth Council (IYC) over the next two years are: Keeping safe: We will work with council leaders and council officers to review Islington’s Youth Safety Plan, 'Working Together for a Safer Islington' and support the development and implementation of a new…

Our Vision for Children with SEND

Our vision is that every child and young person with SEND in Islington to have the opportunity to: Be happy, healthy, safe and confident about their future Become successful, resilient adults who achieve their aspirations in all aspects of their lives  Live fulfilling lives in…

Overnight Short Breaks

Overnight Short Breaks assist families who care for disabled children to continue to do so, or to do so more effectively, by giving them breaks from caring, They are part of the council’s Short Break offer for disabled children and their families.

Owning a home

There are several ways to own a home; Shared ownership Housing for Long-term Disabilities (HOLD) Buy a home outright

PA Finder - Islington Adult Social Services

Looking for a job? Or looking to employ someone to help you with everyday tasks such as getting washed and dressed, preparing meals, doing housework etc? Islington Social Services have set up a register so that people looking for care jobs and people looking to…

Paid carers and Personal Assistants

This web page tells you about ways to arrange, pay for and manage your own carer or personal assistant to provide care support in your own home.Paid Carers and Personal Assistants (PAs)Arranging a carer to help you in your own home gives you the flexibility…

Parent Carers Assessment

Parent carers of disabled children under 18 years now have a stand alone right to assessments and services under the Children and Families Act 2014. This is called a parent carers needs assessment. This assessment can be combined with one for a disabled child and…

Part-time jobs at age 13-16

You can have a part-time paid or unpaid job as long as the type of work you do is suitable for a young person, will not interfere with your education and will not harm you. Your employer has to apply and receive a work permit for you from the…

Part-time Students

Part-time students Part-time students are entitled to a loan to pay their tuition fees providing they are studying for 25% of their time depending on the 'course intensity'. ‘Course intensity’ measures how much of your course you complete each year compared to an equivalent full-time course.…

Pay rates and payslips

National Minimum Wage of £4.55 if you are aged 16 or 17 and in a job or £4.15 if you are an apprentice. The rates are reviewed every April. Does your employer give you a payslip? Check out the information you should receive. Most workers…

Pay, the National Minimum Wage, tax and national insurance

Employers must pay you at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW) if you have reached the official school leaving date. The rates are updated every April. In April 2020 they are: Apprentices under 19 - £4.15 an hour Age 16-17 - £4.55 an hour Age 18-20 - £6.45…

Paying for childcare

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides information and advice about paying for childcare. You can phone the FIS on 020 7527 5959, email fis@islington.gov.uk or see below for further information. Childcare Choices, provides a helpful summary of paying for childcare options, including Tax-Free Childcare and 30…

Payslips

Most employees have a right to receive a payslip or pay statement at, or before the time of payment. Your payslip will include: the name of the company you work for your name your pay reference number payment date – when the money will be…

Person Centred Planning

Person Centred Planning discovers and acts on what is important to a person. It is a process for continual listening and learning, focussing on what is important to someone now and in the future, and acting on this in alliance with their family and their…

Personal Budgets Explained

The aim of Personal Budgets is to increase an individual’s independence and choice by giving them control over the way services they receive are delivered. A Personal Budget is a sum of money that a family can use to spend in a way that they…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability. You could get between £22.65 and £145.35 a week if you’re aged 16 or over and have not reached State Pension age. The…

Pharmacies in Islington

Your local pharmacist can give you friendly, expert advice about over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common conditions, and there’s no need for an appointment. Just visit your local pharmacist. To find your nearest pharmacist visit NHS Choices, www.nhs.uk, or call 0300 311…

Planning your future

Below are some of the most useful career websites These sites are about jobs and how to get into them: National Careers Service - free database of job profiles from the National Careers Service. Go to ‘Careers Advice’ and then ‘Job Profiles’. Or download the…

Preparing for adulthood EHC Plan reviews

All annual reviews taking place from Year 9 and onwards must include a focus on preparing for adulthood, including employment, independent living and participation in society. This transition planning must be built into the EHC plan and where relevant should include effective planning for young…