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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…

Afrobeats Dance

 Mondays 6-8pm excluding bank holidays
These vibrant classes are taught by Patience from the amazing GOP Dancers. You will: learn the fundamentals whilst grooving and having fun improve your stamina and work on your creativity expand your knowledge and dance vocabulary We work towards performing at end of term shows,…

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 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.

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.

Ashiana Network

Ashiana provides refuge and outreach servicse to South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women aged 16-30 who are experiencing domestic violence, forced marriages, and/or sexual violence. Ashiana also provide a generic training, counselling and support service for adults and young people affected by domestic violence.

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 Early Help Service (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 at this branch of Brook 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 significant 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…

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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Usual Service: Citizens Advice…

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.

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…

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…

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…

HOPElineUK - suicide prevention helpline (PAPYRUS)

PAPYRUS is the UK charity dedicated to prevention of young suicide. HOPELineUK ia a Confidential helpline for practical advice. Please contact if you are  a young person worried about yourself or someone concerned about a young person you know.

Housing Aid Centre Localo Offer Flash

If you have a housing problem, are homeless or are facing homelessness, please contact us for advice and support. The Housing Aid Team is the starting point for advice and assistance on preventing or dealing with homelessness for eveyone (including 16 to 17 year olds).…

Ice Skating for People with Sensory Impairments and Complex Needs Localo Offer Flash

 Wednesday, 11am to 12pm, term-time only.
Ever tried ice skating? Ever wanted to? These sessions are accessible to pretty much everyone with a sensory impairment or complex need and they are on-going throughout the year during term time. You will have experienced skaters on the ice ready and willing to lend…

Inspire! Young Parents Project

 Friday, 11am-3pm by ZOOM
Every Friday remotely via Zoom 11am & 3pm, please get in touch for further details. For young parents and parents-to-be aged 13-25. Creative projects and personal development activities.

Islington Carers Hub Localo Offer Flash

We work with carers living or caring for someone living in Islington – A carer is a person who provides support for a partner, relative or friend who is frail, disabled, has a long-term illness, mental health issue or substance misuse problem and who cannot…

Islington Clinical Commissioning Group, formerly NHS Islington

Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), formerly called NHS Islington, or the Primary Care Trust - PCT, is responsible for all primary care services for the London Borough of Islington. Primary care consists of pharmacists, dentists, opticians and family doctors. The CCG also manages a site to advise…

Islington Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Islington operates a freephone, 24 hour a day, 7 days a week helpline for people seeking drug and alcohol services in Islington.

Islington Dyslexia Support Group Localo Offer Flash

we offer a helpline to parents We offer a a computerised learning program aimed at developing touch typing and literacy skills for children and young people aged between 7 and 16. classes take place on Monday and Friday evenings from 5.15pm for 1 hour. Classes…

Islington Family Nurse Partnership

Family Nurse PartnershipThe Family Nurse Partnership is a preventative programme for first time young parents living in Camden, Islington, Haringey and Hackney & City. The programmes primary focus is improving the health and wellbeing of the child and mother in pregnancy, supporting parents understanding of…

Islington Gay Parents' Group

A safe place for alternative families to meet. Open to all Islington gay, lesbian, bi, transgedner parents/carers with children under 5.