If there’s one thing that the coronavirus health crisis has highlighted, it’s the importance of community. Islington has a number of council and grassroot initiatives to help those in our neighbourhood who need it most. There are lots of great local causes out there; we’ve listed a few below:
Become a We Are Islington volunteer
There are lots of ways to help, including volunteering with local community groups or charities. You can help with everything from shopping errands, pet care, medicine deliveries or giving a friendly phone call. If you or your business wants to help you can approach a local groups including People’s Army Islington or check out Voluntary Action Islington.
Donate to support people locally
The Islington Giving Crisis Fund is doing all they can to help Islington’s charity groups and organisations. Every penny you give to this fund will go to people who are isolated, anxious and in most need of financial support through this crisis.
Just one of their partners is Help On Your Doorstep, working tirelessly with isolated local people.
Need help? Call the We Are Islington helpline
If you are struggling to cope at the moment, or concerned about a friend or neighbour help is available.
Islington Council, voluntary sector and mutual aid groups are working together to provide support. This could include help with getting food or medicine, online group activities, legal advice or a friendly phone conversation.
You can contact organisations directly or call the We Are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222 or minicom on 020 7527 1900. Lines are open every day from 9am to 5pm.
You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about what Islington Council are doing please visit islington.gov.uk.