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Smoking? Need help to stop?

If you want to give up smoking and are finding it hard, there are local services that can help:  Breathe - the 'stop smoking service', is a free service available in many locations across Islington. You can contact the service on T: 020 3633 2609, or text Quit…

Social media

You can keep up-to-date with what's happening in Islington via social media. Islington Youth Council Follow the Youth Council on Twitter @IslingtonYC and on Instagram. Youth hubs Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Islington's youth hubs... Follow Platform on Facebook and Twitter Follow Lift on Facebook…

Social media

You can keep up-to-date with what's happening in Islington via social media. Islington Youth Council Follow the Youth Council on Twitter @IslingtonYC and on Instagram. Youth hubs Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Islington's youth hubs... Follow Platform on Facebook and Twitter Follow Lift on Facebook and Twitter

Special School Admission Information

Most children and young people with SEN are educated in mainstream schools. Each mainstream school in Islington is supported by the Outreach teams linked to the local special schools. Their role is to build the skills, knowledge and capacity of mainstream schools to make sure…

Starting Solids

The first time a baby eats solid foods is a new chapter in your baby’s life and can be both exciting and a little scary. The good thing is that if you wait until your baby shows that they are ready, it will be much…

Starting work or work experience safely

During your first few days at work or at the start of work experience ... ... your employer should explain a few basic safety rules to you so that you work in a safe way. It is your responsibility to follow safety instructions, so you…

Staying in learning - Raising the Participation Age

What is Raising the Participation Age (RPA) and how you can take advantage of it RPA (Raising the Participation Age) increases the minimum age you can leave learning. After Year 11 you will have to stay in some form of education or training until at…

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

Make sure you find out about student finance before you go to university 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…

Student finance – full-time students

Student finance costs fall into two parts: Your university or college course must be publicly funded and lead to an higher education qualification. Applications open in February/March 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…

Study abroad

More UK students are choosing to spend time studying abroad However, the implications of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) and people studying in Europe are fully known. For example, it has affected the fees UK students have to pay at universities in the…

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: Alan Turing scheme to replace Erasmus - to enable students 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, Bright Start or the Local Offer 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…