Welcome to InfoIslington, a blog dedicated to delivering quality information about Islington today. Produced by staff at the Islington Reference Library it will bring you details about quality web sites and other new social media , upcoming events, reports and where to find information today with a special relevance to Islington.
Islington Law Centre is moving to new premises from Friday 23 November 2012. The Law Centre at 161 Hornsey Road, London, N7 6DU will close to the public at 5pm on Thursday 22 November. It will reopen at its new premises at 38 Devonia Road, London, N1 8UY on Tuesday 27 November at 2pm. Its new contact number will be 020 7288 7630.
This report, published in 2012 by the Cities Institute, evaluates the first nine months (April 2011 and January 2012) of the Islington Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) pilot in the local authority wards of Caledonian and Holloway which is aimed at reducing alcohol consumption among young people.
Families First is aimed at families with children aged 5-18 and is run in partnership between Islington Council and charity Family Action. In the past families may have had to speak to lots of people in different organisations. Now they will have a single contact in their local area who can offer help on a range of issues such as money worries, housing, parenting, physical or mental health and support with staying in or finding employment. Families First will especially support disadvantaged families coping with a range of difficulties, helping them to keep family life on track.
Families First is funded by Islington Council through a Community Budget. Three locally based teams in Barnsbury and Finsbury, Highbury and Hornsey and Holloway and Canonbury, draw on the resources and expertise of professionals across the borough to offer one integrated package of intervention and support.
Families First will support any families that need help and particularly those with issues such as worklessness, debt, rent arrears or homelessness, depression, drug or alcohol problems and school attendance issues.
Families First is divided into three bases:
•Barnsbury and Finsbury Families First: St Lukes Community Centre,90,Central Street, Islington, EC1V 8AJ
•Highbury and Hornsey Families First: Holland Walk Area Housing Office, 85-88 Holland Walk, Islington, London N19 4XS
Islington Law Centre has established outreach sessions funded by the Cripplegate Foundation and Richard Cloudesley's Charity. The Three Advices Project has arisen due to the increasing demand to provide advice in relation to debt, housing and welfare benefits in Essex Road, Finsbury Park and south Islington.
The Three Advice Project holds outreach sessions at:
Packington Children's Centre
New River Green Children's Centre
Finsbury Park Connect
Community Language Support Services (CLSS)
Ambler Children's Centre
Somali Speakers Association
Islington Bangladesh Association
Clients can book appointments directly at these venues or via the Islington Law Centre on 0207 607 2461.
If you are aged between 13 and 19 (or 25 with learning difficulties/disabilities), you can come for information, advice or guidance throughout the year – about anything from career choices and college courses, to health, to housing and benefits, to activities in the area.
Qualified Connexions personal advisers (PAs) can talk to you about your options and give you information, advice and guidance about jobs and training. They can also put you in touch with specialist agencies that can help you with other issues.