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24 Hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The helpline can give support, help and information on 24 hour freephone or via online chat.  

Adfam

Adfam is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Our final goal is that no family member in need of support should go without it. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for families…

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. We are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of…

The Albert Kennedy Trust

The Trust provides housing support,mentoring, information and advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people under the age of 25 years who are homeless, living in a hostile environment or in crisis. Online enquiry see website.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous provides confidential help, 365 days a year, to people who are alcoholic or who have a drinking problem. AA provides personal local contacts, and introduction to the 4,200 local AA groups that meet weekly in the UK, of which over 820 are in…

Almeida Projects

Almeida Projects is the Almeida Theatre's community and learning programme. Inspired by the main-house productions, Projects deliver a range of high quality, innovative activities to make the theatre accessible to young people, inspire them creatively, and encourage an exploration of the power and potential of…

Almeida Theatre Open Sessions

Open Sessions are free drama workshops for 14 – 18 year olds at the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Everyone is welcome, no need to apply just turn up and get involved! These are fun and friendly sessions on developing acting skills and making theatre. Currently…

Alone In London

Alone in London is a key service providing advice and support to 16 to 25 year olds who are at risk of homelessness. The service has been supporting young people since 1972 - and became part of Depaul UK in September 2016. Alone in London provides…

Anti-Terrorist Information Hotline

24 hours Metropolitan Police free, confidential phoneline for callers to give information about a terrorist incident, which has happened or may be about to occur.

Arts and Media School Islington Localo Offer Flash

Arts and Media School Islington is a mixed Trust school.  Trust schools are types of Foundation schools that form charitable trusts with an outside partner such as a business or educational charity, but are maintained by the Local Authority. All schools are inspected regularly by Ofsted…

Beacon High Localo Offer Flash

Beacon High is a mixed community secondary school. Community schools are schools that are built and looked after by Islington Council. The Council pays all running costs for the school and sets admission requirements. All schools are inspected regularly by Ofsted (the Office for Standards…

BFI Film Academy Programme

The BFI Film Academy offers high quality training to the next generation of UK talent. If you are 16-19, interested in learning or improving your skills in animation or VFX, this is the place for you. (Please note – university students cannot apply and there…

The Brandon Centre - Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service

The Brandon Centre provides free and confidential contraception and sexual health services to young people aged 12 to 24. Young people come to us to get advice and information about safer sex, pregnancy, sexually-transmitted infections or their sexual and emotional relationships. We supply a wide…

The Brandon Centre - Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

The Brandon Centre provides free of charge counselling and psychotherapy services for Islington 14 to 21 year olds at Lift and Platform youth hubs and at the Drum in Whitecross Street. There are two clinical psychologists working at Lift and Platform and a clinical psychologist and…

Breathe Stop Smoking Service

Breathe Stop Smoking Service is a free Camden & Islington service. Get the support that suits you best to stop smoking, including tips to stop by yourself, personalised help from a specialist advisor online or over the phone, and face-to-face support in Islington (and Camden) throughout…

Bright Start 5-19 (school-age to 19 years) Localo Offer Flash

Coronavirus update If you have a family support worker they will continue to remain in contact with you during this period. If you need family support please contact: 020 7527 4343 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and email Early.Help@islington.gov.uk Practitioners wanting to refer will need…

Brook, Euston

Brook provides sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. Services include, sexual health, contraception, pregnancy testing, termination referrals, counselling.

Camden and Islington Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Centre

This is a shared service for NHS Islington and Camden PCT. The service is delivered from the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia centre based in Holloway Road. The centre provides dynamic, integrated, holistic services that place people with, or at risk of, sickle cell and thalassaemia…

Camden and Islington Young Carers Service, Family Action Localo Offer Flash

Camden and Islington Young Carers Service provides support for children and young people up to 18 years living in Camden and Islington who have a caring responsibility for a family member. The service offers whole family support, alongside one-one support for young carers and works intensively with families…

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Localo Offer Flash

The aim of Islington Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is to provide high-quality specialist and multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties or suffering psychiatric disorders. Islington CAMHS works closely with other…

Central Foundation Boys' School Localo Offer Flash

Central Foundation Boys' School is a boys' Foundation school. Foundation schools are run by their own governing body, which employs the staff and sets the admissions criteria but are maintained by the local authority. Land and buildings are usually owned by the governing body or…

Centre 404 - General Localo Offer Flash

Centre 404 provides support and services to disabled children and Adults with learning disabilities or autism and their families. Supporting Families: Centre 404 offers support to families from birth onwards throughout life. We offer families advice, support and advocacy on all matters that may affect…

Child Protection Team Islington

Specialist police unit dealing with the investigation of crimes against children and can offer support to child victims.

Childline

Childline is a registered charity. It provides a free and confidential phone counselling service for any child with any problem 24 hrs a day. Children are also welcome to write, without a stamp, to Childline at the address below. There is also a helpline available…

Children in Need Service, CIN (Children's Social Care) Localo Offer Flash

The Children in Need Service undertakes a broad range of work with children in need and their families. We work with children and families who require additional support as well as with children and young people who are in need of protection. Key teams within…

Children Looked After, CLA (Children's Social Care)

We run a multi-agency service for looked after children. Our core function is to achieve good outcomes for looked after children, reducing the gap between outcomes for them and those of children in the community.

Children's Active Involvement Service, CAIS (Children's Social Care)

The Children's Active Involvement Service (CAIS) is for all children who have social workers, and those Looked After by Islington Children's Social Care and care leavers. This includes children in need, young people in children's homes and foster placements who live in Islington and also…

Citizens Advice Islington Localo Offer Flash

Coronavirus Update Citizens Advice Islington is currently providing the following services:   Telephone legal advice  Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm Call Advice line on 0300 330 1197  Also providing the Employment Law Advice Service for employees/workers experience employment issues relating to Covid-19. Grants and benefits to help…

City and Islington College (Candi) Localo Offer Flash

Large further education college based in Islington. We offer a wide variety of full-time, part-time and adult education courses, run from five specialist centres: Sixth Form College Centre for Applied Sciences Centre for Business, Arts and Technology Centre for health, Social and Child care Centre…

City Lit Deaf Education And Learning Support

Continuing Education Service: basic adult education, lip reading, vocal training and sign language classes for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing students. Professional development training for those wishing to work as interpreters, lip reading tutors etc.

City of London Academy, Highbury Grove Localo Offer Flash

The City of London Academy Highbury Grove is an academy secondary school which is non-selective, non-denominational, free to attend, and open to both boys and girls.  All schools are inspected regularly by Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills). For the latest report…

City of London Academy, Islington Localo Offer Flash

City of London Academy, Islington is a mixed, non-selective school with no religious affiliations, jointly sponsored by City of London Corporation and The City University, London. Academies are independently managed and the governing body sets its own admissions criteria. All schools are inspected regularly by Ofsted (the…

City of London Academy, Islington Sixth Form Localo Offer Flash

At City of London Academy, Islington our aim is to provide our students with anoutstanding academic experience, that will prepare them exceptionally well for highereducation and the career path of their choosing. We offer a friendly and supportivelearning environment, with a strong focus on academic…

Cycling in Islington

Get into cycling in Islington: Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training courses to all residents, employees and students based in the borough. It also has information about bike parking, hiring a bike, and improving cycling in Islington Islington Council offers free bike repairs Join Islington…

Disabled Motoring UK Localo Offer Flash

Disabled Motoring UK is the nationwide campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers & Blue Badge holders. Members receive a monthly magazine keeping them up to date with relevant information, and have access to an information and advice line for matters relating to their personal mobility.…

Domestic Violence Intervention Project, DViP

DViP, a division of Richmond Fellowship, aims to improve the safety of women and children by working with men who want to change their abusive behaviour. It also provides support services to women, specialist therapy to children and offers training to professionals. The Yuva programme…

Driving Test Centres

Nearest to Islington are in Wood Green (practical and theory), New Southgate and Winchmore Hill. People need to arrange practical and theory tests separately. Ring Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Any problem with booking or test outcomes phone:020 7468 4712

The Drum, YMCA

The Drum offers several services for young people in Islington, including: Brandon Centre for Counselling and Drum Youth Works (a generic youth provision including a detached project and focus groups). The Drum's Skilled Up programme provides free English, Maths and Employability courses to young people…

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, EGA Localo Offer Flash

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson is a girls' community secondary school. Community schools are schools that are built and looked after by Islington Council. The Council pays all running costs for the school and sets admission requirements. All schools are inspected regularly by Ofsted (the Office for…

Family Activities from Islington's Enrichment Teams

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Are you looking for fun and free activities to do with all the family, or just something to keep the kids out of your hair?  Whether it’s learning to beatbox or designing a city, our enrichment activities will entertain while improving skills such as communication…

Finding a Doctor, GP Localo Offer Flash

You can find a local GP by using the NHS Choices website or the Islington Clinical Commissioning Group website. Please use the links below.

Forced Marriage Unit

This is a joint initiative between the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Home Office. Their trained professionals offer confidential advice and assistance to those who have been forced into marriage, people worried about friends or relatives, professionals working with actual or potential victims of…

Frank - National Drug Helpline

24 hours National Drugs Helpline - 0300 123 6600

Galop

Galop, is the leading LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity. We give advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have…

Gay Gooners

Arsenal Football Club’s LGBT supporters group, ‘Gay Gooners’ was established in early 2013 and now has more than 90 members. The GayGooners are the biggest LBGTQ fan group of any football club in England. We exist: - to provide a social group for LGBTQ Arsenal…

Hackney Community College Localo Offer Flash

Courses in a range of subjects for 16 to 18 year olds and adults.

The Havens

The Havens are staffed by specially trained, experienced professionals who can provide medical help and advice, counselling and practical and emotional support to people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. You do not need to report the assualt to the police in order to…

Highbury Fields School Localo Offer Flash

Highbury Fields School is a girls' community secondary school. Community schools are schools that are built and looked after by Islington Council. The Council pays all running costs for the school and sets admission requirements. All schools are inspected regularly by Ofsted (the Office for Standards…