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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…

Find a GP, Dentist

To find a local Islington doctor or dentist, use NHS My Health London.

Find Children's Centres and Bright Start Services

Coronavirus update: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.Find out what's going on for families with under 5s in your area and online, from 1 June 2021, on your local Bright Start timetable: Bright Start North, Bright Start Central, Bright Start…

Finding and choosing childcare, how to apply

Covid-19: latest guidance on childcare for parents and carers from gov.uk  You can use this directory to find childcare. Or contact our friendly Family Information Service team: 020 7527 5959; email See also our information on Paying for Childcare and Free early learning and childcare for 2, 3 and 4…

Finding job and apprenticeship vacancies

It's worth reguarly checking all these places employers advertise their vacancies Try looking at the suggestions below: local newspapers. Most have a special day. Most libraries have copies of local papers you can look at or you can read them online. You can use the internet…

Finding jobs and apprenticeships

Finding, getting and keeping a job or apprenticeship that suits you may well take time Do you know where to look for job vacancies? Need help to improve your CV or prepare for an interview? Start by looking at the Bulletins in the News Feed section…

Finding somewhere to live

There are lots of housing choices for people with learning disabilities who come from Islington. You may want to live with other people and share support or you may want to live on your own and be as independent as possible. Whatever is right for…

First Tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability)

The Tribunal (part of the First-tier Tribunal [Health, Education and Social Care Chamber]) hears appeals against decisions made by Local Authorities in relation to children’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments and plans. It also hears disability discrimination claims against schools.

Five tips for anyone thinking about using skunk

You don’t have to smoke skunk! finding other, less risky, forms of cannabis can be hard; but it’s better to use something else if you can find it. But remember also you don’t have to smoke weed at all. You won’t necessarily enjoy it, and…

Foster a child

Fostering is caring for someone else’s child in your own home. Foster carers look after babies, children and young people who are often distressed about being separated from their family. Foster carers keep children healthy and safe and help them develop their life skills. Being…

Foundation degrees

Foundation degrees (FdA, FdSc) are ... ... employment-related higher education qualifications. which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements and are: offered by universities, colleges, and some further education colleges (accredited by higher education institutions). in vocational subjects, such as housing, social care,…

Free childcare and early learning for 2, 3 & 4 year olds - free 15 hours, free 30 hours

Quick links to apply for free early education and childcare: 15 hours free for some 2-year-olds 15 hours free for all 3- and 4-year-olds 30 hours free for some 3- and 4-year-olds Some families can get 15 hours free childcare and early education, per week…

Free School Meals

For information on free school meals, visit our webpage on the council website.

Free swimming lessons this summer

Throughout the summer holidays and in partnership with Islington's leisure providers, GLL/Better, Islington Council are proud to be able to offer a variety of free swimming lessons for children and families. Swimming is an important life skill that will enable you to safely enjoy the…

Full-time study at a school sixth form or college

There are courses to suit all interests and students of all abilities Courses and qualifications include: A Levels or International Baccalaureate. These are good if you want to take a range of subjects, like to study and do well in exams. A levels are the…

Funding for children with SEND

Funding for Islington Mainstream Schools Funding for all schools includes money that they should use to support children with additional needs Funding for SEND Pupils Funding for children and young people comes under three main headings (or 'elements')

Further Education and SEND

Since 1 September 2014, the above institutions have had a duty to: Co-operate with the LA on arrangements for young people with SEND Admit a young person if the institution is named in an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan Have regard to the SEND…

Gap year - pros and cons

There are pros and cons to taking a gap year You need to think about how taking a gap year will affect your future plans. A well thought out and planned gap year can look good on your CV and develop useful skills. Gap years…

GCSEs - General Certificate of Education - Level 1 and 2

GCSEs are the qualifications most young people take in Years 10 and 11 This is also known as Key Stage 4. They are usually studied over two years but in some schools young people will start studying their GCSEs in Year 9. GCSEs are offered in…

Getting Around

Islington has excellent transport links. However, transport is one of the main barriers to social inclusion and it can still be difficult for some disabled people to get out and about. Transport providers are not yet legally required to make the 'reasonable adjustments' that would…

Going out

Everyone likes to go out to a club, a restaurant, a show or sporting event. A little planning before you go will mean you all have a great time without spending too much money, getting separated or drinking too much. It is great fun having…

GPs (Doctors / General Practitioners) in Islington

General Practice provides a holistic service to all their registered patients, whatever their needs or circumstances. Services available include: routine proactive care urgent and acute care for everyone maternity care delivery of the healthy child programme care for people in their last years of life.…

Have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan? Looking for education and training opportunities?

If you're leaving school and moving on you will need to have a plan for what you want to do next. It may feel a bit scary but you will get help to make decisions from a careers adviser, your teachers, people who know you, your parents and…

Health

Find information about Health services and providers that support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by using the links below or type a keyword into the search box

Health and safety at work

There are rules and regulations that apply to lots of workplaces to help keep you safe and well and prevent workplace deaths Your employer has to ensure that you have a safe working environment. There should be training and protection, such as safety boots or…

Health information for children who are electively home educated

Islington School Health Services are available to support every home educated child.  If you would like to access any support, or would like to speak with a school nurse contact the Nursing Team and a School Nurse will get back you within 48 hours. You can…

Health services

Sometimes we take good health for granted. But if you need medical help or information check out NHS Choices at any time for advice on any health question, contact T: 111.  

Healthy lives

Although it can be tough to do the right things, the benefits for mind and body of a healthy lifestyle are well known: you have more energy you don’t get ill so often (as a result of a boosted immune system) you feel happier (as…

Heatwave 2021

Heatwave, Islington’s summer activities programme, is back with a range of activities for children and young people of all ages during July and August. Under 13s Islington's libraries will again bring you this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for 4 to 11 year-olds. This year’s theme is ‘Wild…

Help for Families New to Islington

Have you recently moved to Islington and have children aged 0-25?  For information about support and services available in your new local area, contact Islington FIS (Family Information Service). Useful links: 1. Activities and support for families with Under 5s at Bright Start Islington venues 2. Finding childcare: Islington…

Help for New Parents in Islington

If you have just had a baby and need information about support and services available in your local area, contact Islington FIS (Family Information Service). Islington FIS helps families with children aged 0-25. Useful links for new parents 1. Registering the birth of your child 2. New…

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. This web page tells you about some of the ways you can access help…

Help us develop our services

When parents and professionals work together, recognising each other’s expert knowledge, informed decisions are made that make the best use of people’s time and money. Working together helps: Professionals understand how to develop services that meet the needs of families Parents understand complexities and challenges…

Holidays - childcare and things to do

Holiday playschemes will be running during the summer holidays, 2021 for all children, following government guidance. Parents can book paying places direct with providers. Free places for vulnerable children can be booked by practitioners direct with providers. Holiday playschemes, Summer 2021 Elizabeth House, N5 1EDMonday to Friday, 26…

Holidays and Trips

Tourism for All (TFA) have a website with travel advice, transport information and is a useful directory that lists places to visit, accommodation to stay in and much more. Open Britain is a directory of accessible accommodation and travel in the UK. It’s available online…

Holidays are here and there is loads to do in Islington this summer

Our free summer holiday programmes Summerversity and Launchpad are back with activities and opportunities to help you make the most of your summer holiday while staying safe. All activities are provided following government guidelines on coronavirus. The programmes are packed with activities and courses in everything from t-shirt…

Home and family

Are you worried about your family and things at home? Most families have problems at some time. This can include serious illness, a death, money problems, family members not getting on or finding it difficult to talk about problems. All this can affect you in…

Homeless, or thinking of leaving home?

If you are thinking of leaving home and want to talk to someone about it ... ... you can contact Childline a free confidential helpline for young people T: 0800 1111. If there are problems at home and you have moved out and are homeless, there…

Homeless?

If you are homeless or feel you cannot continue living at your present address because of difficulties at home, get advice straight away. Living on the streets can be dangerous, there are people that can help you find somewhere safe to stay, look at the…

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…

Homeworking

People work from home for all kinds of reasons doing a range of jobs They work across many sectors, for example admin and secretarial work, call centre work, childminding, computing, hairdressing, home tutoring, manufacturing, online sales, pet minding or product parties. More people are working from home…

Honours degrees

There are many types of degree including ... Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (BSc) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Bachelor of Education (BEd) Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Degrees are offered by colleges and universities in a huge range of subjects, for example: vocational, such…

Hospitals

If you, or someone you know, needs hospital treatment or tests, you now have a wide choice as to where and when you get it. You have free choice for hospital treatment and can choose to get treatment from any NHS hospital in England and…

Housing Network

In a housing network you will live in your own home, which is usually a council or housing association flat. There will be other people living in flats nearby who are also part of the housing network.Housing networks are for people with learning disabilities who…

Housing Queries

For information about a range of housing issues, visit the Housing section of Islington's website.

Housing Repairs

If you need repairs to your home this web page gives information about who to contact to arrange repairs.Council tenantsYou can find out how to report repairs on our webpages. There are different ways to report a repair depending on who manages your property.If you…

How is my child with SEND supported in school?

Around 5,000 children and young people in Islington have identified Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and most of these are supported in their local mainstream school or Early Years setting. The majority of children and young people will have their needs met through additional…

How to choose courses to study in Years 10 and 11

It’s important to choose your options carefully, as you’ll be spending the next two or three years studying them and your subject choices at 16 will also depend on what you choose now You have a chance to choose: Subjects you enjoy Courses you know…

How to make a complaint to your child's school

Follow the school’s complaints procedure - every school in England must have one. Follow these steps in order. Only move on to Step 2 if your complaint is not resolved. Step 1 - Complain in writing to the headteacher.Step 2 - Complain in writing to…