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Staying safe

Have fun and stay safe. Enjoying yourself is part of being young but you need to think about your safety too. CitySafe Havens, are places to go if you find yourself in a difficult situation. Your safety Find out about how to be safe while still…

Staying well all year round

It is important to stay healthy all year round.  When the weather is very cold or very hot people are more susceptible to becoming ill. This is especially true for people over 65 years of age, people with a long-term condition, such as diabetes or…

Student budgets

These websites offer advice to help students save money and balance their budgets Money Saving Expert contains financial and budgeting advice for students Student Cash Point offers advice to help you manage your finances. The Student Room offers financial support as well as other advice for students  Save…

Student Finance HE

Student finance is headline news Students in higher education (HE) are charged up to £9,250 a year to study a course, so if you're thinking about HE make sure you find out about the help you can get. This may change for the academic year…

Student finance – full-time students

Student Finance costs fall into two parts: a Tuition Fee loan to cover tuition fees. Universities can charge up to £9,250 a year for tuition fees. This may change in academic year 2020 to 2021. Check the details in university prospectuses and websites.  a Maintenance Loan to cover day to day…

Studying abroad

What you pay will depend on the university and courses you apply for.There is some general information on Study Overseas. There are several schemes and organisations to help: Erasmus - a scheme that enables students in 33 countries to study part of their degree in another…

Support for children and their families affected by disability

Affected by a disability and need extra support? There are national and local organisations, often charities, which provide advice, information and support to people whose lives are affected by a disability or medical condition. Information is important, but talking to people who share your experience,…

Support from a Social Worker

If your child and family needs more support than is available through Early Help Services, the Local Offer and the Early Support Team you will need an assessment by a social worker. As part of the assessment the social worker will visit you to gather information about…

Supported Assessment Questionnaire

When looking at your needs the social worker will look with you at the whole range of support available, including informal networks such as friends and family and what is generally available in the local community for all children. Where an assessment indicates that there…

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’)…

Supported Internships for Young People with SEND

Supported internships are structured study programmes aimed at young people who need extra support to move into full time, paid employment. Supported internships are aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care plan. Internships normally last for a year.…

Supporting Children with SEN in Schools

Children usually start school in the September after their 4th birthday, and will stay in education until they are at least 18 years old. Throughout their school years teachers will plan their lessons to make sure that all children can learn at their own pace.…

Supporting children with SEN to maintain a healthy weight

'Health risks and the threat of obesity are huge concerns for families of children with disabilities and special needs. The issue goes beyond food and portion control for these families. It’s a balancing act: working with behaviors and aversions, medications and mobility challenges while exploring…

Supporting pupils with medical conditions

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Section 100) placed a new statutory requirement on schools to make arrangements for supporting children with medical conditions, supported by related guidance Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions.  

Taking drugs and other substances? Need advice?

Islington's Drug and Alcohol Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can help you or someone you care about. Call them on 0808 800 0019. Islington's Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) offers free, confidential advice and support for anyone up…

Taxi Card

If you get the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can apply for a taxi card that gives you discounted trips in a licensed cab. You can apply for a Taxi Card from Contact Islington.

Team Around the Child

A Team Around the Child (TAC) is a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners established on a case-by-case basis to support a child, young person or family. TACs support good professional practice in joined-up working, information sharing and early intervention. The model involves: A joined-up assessment, usually…

Tell us what you think

Healthwatch Islington Healthwatch works on behalf of the local community to provide information about local health, community and social care services. Healthwatch Islington is not a complaints or advocacy services but it can help people find these services. Healthwatch is also responsible for gathering views…