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Feeling unsafe in your own home?

Feel threatened or unsafe in your own home? This may sometimes be because of domestic violence or abuse, you can get help and advice, look at Related services and information and External links for more information.

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 including indoor, outdoor and online activities:  New: Bright Start South timetable 1 November to 17 December 2021 New: Bright Start Central…

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.

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…