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There With You: Essential list of groups, networks and organisations during the coronavirus outbreak

PUBLISHED: 18:58 29 March 2020 | UPDATED: 09:05 29 April 2020

There WIth You logo. Islington Gazette. Picture: Archant

There WIth You logo. Islington Gazette. Picture: Archant

Archant

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 weareislington@islington.gov.uk.

Minicom: 020 7527 1900.

Lines open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Mutual Aid groups:

Islington Covid-19 Mutual Aid

Facebook



The People’s Army Coronavirus Support Islington

Number: 07309 071 759

Email: Thepeoplesarmy@gmail.com

Nextdoor

Facebook



London LGBTIQ+ Covid-19 Mutual Aid

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.

Facebook

For Support

To volunteer



Islington St Mary’s Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

Number: 07599656737

Email: stmarysmutualaid@gmail.com

Twitter



Homeless outreach:

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.

Donate here.

Website



Support for the elderly:

Age UK Islington

You may also want to watch:

Helpline :020 7281 6018

Email: gethelp@ageukislington.org.uk

Contact hours: Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm

Opening Doors - Supporting over 50s from LGBTQ+ communities

Telefriending service: 020 7239 0400

Email: befriending@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Contact hours: Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm

Food banks:

Hive Food Bank

hivefoodbank@gmail.com

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 here



Domestic abuse/ violence against women and girls:

Refuge

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: advice@solacewomensaid.org

Solace Rape Crisis helpline - 0808 801 0305

Monday & Friday 10am - 2pm, Tuesday 10am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm, Wednesday & Thursday 1pm - 5pm. Email: rapecrisis@solacewomensaid.org.

Utility bills:

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 shine@islington.gov.uk

Do you have a support group or organisation in Islington? Email reporter lucas.cumiskey@archant.co.uk 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.


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