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Digital Unite

We specialise in supporting older people to use digital technologies from internet & email to social networking & blogs. We have a network of Tutors throughout the UK who are specially selected and trained to deliver digital skills training.We work with everyone from learners and…

Re-engage (Contact the Elderly)

Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people. We aim to do this by organising monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people (aged 75+) who live alone, and volunteers within…

Freedom Passes Localo Offer Flash

A Freedom Pass is provided by your local borough council to give older and disabled Londoners free travel on almost all public transport in London. Please see website link below for more details. Please note that you will need to provide proof of ID that…

Friendship Network

The Friendship Network is a befriending project. We offer social support to isolated older people living in Islington. If you find it hard to get out and about and would like someone to chat with, we will match you with a volunteer who will visit…

Canonbury Recreation Centre/ New River Baptist Church

Managed by New River Baptist Church. Functions in the same way as a Community Cafe with a lunch club for local older people. Activities include: darts, walking group, knitting group, light exercise class, art class.

The Peel Centre

Coronavirus update: The Peel still offers the following services:   - Virtual social club for over 55s - Virtual youth club for families - Support to start a community project like a baking club   These services are free and offered to people living in…

Sport and Activity for People Over 55

Being active can help older people stay healthy and independent. The NHS website has information about the benefits of being healthy and activities to try. Age UK Islington Age UK Islington provides information and support to people aged over 55 in the borough. This includes activities taking…

Jewish Care Direct

Jewish Care Direct is a confidential information and advice helpline. Our trained advisers are friendly and helpful, and can give you information on everything Jewish Care has to offer. This includes our community support service, residential care homes, home care, special day care (for people…

North London Cares

Coronavirus Update: North London Cares are continuing to connect people over 65 in Camden and Islington, and their young neighbours. This includes phone friendships, online social clubs and sending monthly #AloneTogether activity packs of things people can do at home. Our regular face-to-face programmes are…

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.…

Alsen Day Centre

Alsen Day Centre is closed from Friday 20 March due to recent Government advice to help stop the spread of coronavirus. If you want to speak to someone about the closure, please call 020 7527 2299, 9-5pm, Monday to Friday or 020 7226 0992, at…

National Benevolent Fund for the Aged

The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged (NBFA) was founded to improve the quality of life for older people in the UK who live on a low income.NBFA does this by providing direct practical assistance through the provision of Emergency Telephone Alarms; TENS pain relief…

Tourism For All UK

Tourism for All UK (TfA) is an independent charity supporting leisure and tourism opportunities for all, operating an information service to disabled and older people, and working with the industry and government to raise the standards of welcome to all guests.  TfA provides information to…

Claremont Project

We offer a wide range of life enhancing activities for older people. Whether you want to meet new people, learn new skills or explore new ideas, there's bound to be something for you at Claremont! Our services are mostly based on the arts and there…

Saga Holidays

Our expert holiday creators carefully plan and road-test all new holidays to make sure that hotel rooms, facilities and food are always top-notch; right down to little details like making sure the rooms will be on the ground floor if there’s no lift. And then…

Home Library Service

If you are housebound or have difficulty getting to a library you can use the Home Library Service. Part of Islington Library and Heritage Services, the Home Library Service is free, and will visit you in your own home. Items available are books, Large Print…

National Railcards

National Railcards provide a range of discounts. All provide a third off travel. There are several different schemes:  16-25 Railcard - discounted travel for 16-25 year olds. Two Together Railcard - discounted travel for two named people travelling together. Family and Friends Railcard - discounted travel for…

International Elderly Luncheon and Social Club

Club for severely disabled, older, frail or lonely Asian people in the Borough. Freshly cooked vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are served on a Tuesday from 10.30am - 3.00pm. Pick up service to and from the centre, take away food service for disabled people who cannot…

Remark! Living

Update 18.3.2020 Due to the current situation with Covid-19 all Remark clubs will be closed for the duration of 1 month. This is not a decision we have made lightly, however the safety of our members and of our staff is of paramount importance, and…

Sotheby Mews Day Centre

The Pensioners Lunch Club is held Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am - 3:00pm.  We provide a delicious variety of home cooked meals from Afro Caribbean to Continental foods.  We also provided a range of activities for older people to take part each day from Social dancing, Bingo, Keep…

Help On Your Doorstep

Coronavirus Update: Help on Your Doorstep is currently providing the following services: Telephone support/ advice and signposting (Connect Service)  Monday – Friday 10am-4pm Contact: connect@helponyourdoorstep.com or 020 3931 6080  We can help people access advice and support on a wide range of issues including benefits, housing, employment and financial…

Activities and Events for over 50s

From cookery classes, computer sessions or a cuppa and a chat, we’ve lots to offer over 50s. Meet new people, try new things, keep connected and improve the quality of your later life. Hosted by Age UK Islington, all over the borough – many are…

Highbury New Park Day Centre, Care UK

Highbury New Park Day Centre provides daytime care for older people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.  Our friendly, approachable team provides personalised care in a fun, supportive and stimulating atmosphere. Day club members can relax, socialise and take part in fun activities Highbury…

Highbury Roundhouse Community Centre

Highbury Roundhouse is a community centre based in Highbury. We deliver lunch clubs for the elderly, projects for young people, including a young club and holiday playschemes. We also have activities for under 5s and provide a Stay and Play, and Childminders' project. If you are interested in…

REACH Intermediate Care Team

Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team that works with physically disabled adults promoting health and maximising independence particularly around mobility, falls prevention, communication and everyday activities.

Roundabout Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy which uses drama related techniques such as storytelling, metaphor, play and movement, improvisation, puppets and music, to support people to understand themselves and make positive changes in their lives. Dramatherapy’s creative flexibility makes it an appropriate intervention for…

Eritrean Community In The UK (ECUK)

Coronavirus support: Eritrean Community in the UK have joined with local Eritrean volunteers who can help to drop shopping and medications to homes for those over 70 years old and those who have medical conditions and are living by themselves.  Please contact office@ericomuk.org.uk or 02077007995…

Islington Bangladeshi Association

See more information about Staying Connected with IBA during Covid-19 restrictions. We provide advice on welfare benefits, employment and housing for Bangladeshi and other Black and minority ethnic (BME) people. Please note we do not provide legal advice. We also offer advice on education and…

812 Community Bus Service - Operated by Hackney Community Transport Group

The 812 accessible bus service runs between Hoxton and the Angel along roads such as Bath Street, Packington Street, the Sainsbury's supermarket in Islington, Percy Circus, Skinner Street (for Exmouth Market), Old Street (Golden Lane) and Dufferin Street.        The service runs Monday to Friday (except…

Arachne Greek Cypriot Women's Group

Offers advice and information about welfare rights and setting up a business; education and training classes including ESOL, computing, job seeking skills, interview techniques, CV writing, sign language, learn to type, sewing classes, jewellery making, glass painting, decoupage, keep fit, choir, iconography, lunch club, traditional Greek dance and after school activities (Greek…

Carers Parking Permit

As a carer for an Islington resident you may be eligible to purchase a carer permit. Applicants do not need to live in Islington to apply for a carer permit.We ask that you have a carer needs assessment so that any other support needs you may…

Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association

Coronavirus Update Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association is currently providing the following services:  Telephone befriending service. Please email irene@hleca.org.uk or telephone Val on 07496213442 for details. Food Co-operative   We currently run a members based food co-op from New Orleans Hall for residents in the Hillrise Ward.  You…

Sport and Activity for Women and Girls - This Girl Can

Find out about the This Girl Can Islington project, activities for women and girls in leisure centres and elsewhere. Volunteers wanted Would you like to volunteer to help with the This Girl Can Islington project? Find out what you can do and the rewards on…