There With You: Essential list of groups, networks and organisations during the coronavirus outbreak
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We have complied a list of agencies helping people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which we’ll be updating regularly.
We are Islington helpline:
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.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minicom: 020 7527 1900.
Lines open every day from 9am to 5pm.
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Mutual Aid groups:
Islington Covid-19 Mutual Aid
FacebookThe People’s Army Coronavirus Support Islington
Number: 07309 071 759
Queer homeless charity The Outside Project is concerned about LGBTIQ+ people in London who are homeless, sofa surfing, squatting, living in overcrowded accommodation or living in isolation as services begin to close down.
Covid-19 community volunteer homelessness task force
Groups such as Streets Kitchen, Museum of Homelessness, the Margins Project and The Outside Project are running a task force dedicated to helping rough sleepers during the pandemic.
Click here to volunteer.
Streets Kitchen is a grassroots homeless group that offers cooked meals to people across in different areas around the capital every evening.
WebsiteSupport for the elderly:
Age UK Islington
Helpline :020 7281 6018
Contact hours: Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm
Opening Doors - Supporting over 50s from LGBTQ+ communities
Telefriending service: 020 7239 0400
Contact hours: Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm
Hive Food Bank
Sessions open to volunteers every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Mary’s Hornsey Rise, Ashley Road N19 3AD.
You can also donate by clicking hereDomestic abuse/ violence against women and girls:
Freephone, 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline 0808 2000 247
If you’re in immediate danger call 999.
Solace Advice helpline - 0808 802 5565
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. Additional 6pm - 8pm on Tuesdays. Email: email@example.com
Solace Rape Crisis helpline - 0808 801 0305
Monday & Friday 10am - 2pm, Tuesday 10am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm, Wednesday & Thursday 1pm - 5pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shine, Islington Council’s energy adviser
For self-referrals, text your name and number to 078 0000 6143, and you’ll will be called back between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Also for online self or third party referrals, please use the online form or email client names and numbers to email@example.com
Do you have a support group or organisation in Islington? Email reporter firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update the directory.
Islington Council: The local authority’s page with advice and information about services can be found at www.islington.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/coronavirus-in-the-uk-how-to-reduce-your-risk.
Islington Gazette: Visit our North London Coronavirus Updates Facebook group for the latest discussion.