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Advice for life

There's lots of information and advice for the things affecting your life: Including where you can get help from local and some national organisations. If you have a decision to make or a problem to solve, just click on the links below or search the…

Benefits for young people

Benefit rules and regulations are complicated. Young people under 18 (and sometimes under 20) may not be able to claim many of the benefits available but if you are living independently or have an illness or disability or you are a parent, then do check out if you can…

Career choices 18+

At 18, after sixth form or college, your choices include: further study at college or university. a job or apprenticeship, combining work and training a gap year, to earn money for university or get relevant work experience - see the Downloads section on this page. Think…

Career information

There's so much out there that deciding on what career to do can be hard. Think about careers that interest you and find out as much as you can before making any decisions. See Planning Your Future. You can also contact the Progress Team - see…

Check out what's happening in the job market - trends

Using job information when planning your career and job search can help you make the right choice Below are some tools and graphs to help, it includes information about pay and qualifications and what's happening with jobs. Careerometer Careerometer lets you search and compare jobs…

Consumer rights

Are you a confident shopper? Do you look around before you buy? There are laws to protect you when shopping. Knowing these may save you money and help you get good service. Do you know your rights? Consumer rights explains who can help you if things go wrong.…

Contact us

If you want more information about the Youth Council, please feel free to get in touch: Email youthcouncil@islington.gov.uk Phone 020 7527 2552  Twitter Instagram

Debt advice

Although you can’t get a bank loan or credit card until you are 18 years old many young people do get into debt by borrowing money from friends. If you find you are constantly short of money or having to borrow you need to check…

Difficult relationship? Need advice?

Need more information or help with difficult relationships with family and friends? Or are you finding it hard to cope and need to talk to someone? If you want to talk to someone outside the family about something that is worrying you, you can ring…

Disability, know your rights

There are laws that protect you from being treated less fairly than people without a disability. Understanding your rights and the adjustments you can expect from school, college, university and employers is important. It will give you, and those helping you, the confidence to plan ahead…