The Partners

  • Islington Law Centre

    Islington Law Centre provides free, independent legal advice, casework and representation to the local community.  We assist with community care, consumer, debt, education, employment, housing, immigration and asylum and welfare benefits issues.    Our reception and referral service is open Monday to Friday during office hours, and we have evening advice sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  We offer 17 different outreach sessions each week, and work closely with a wide range of community organisations.  We have several projects working specifically with young people, as well as a strategic litigation project working on migrants’ law.  If you have any queries, you can contact us (details are on our website www.islingtonlaw.org.uk) or drop in and speak to our reception team at our offices near Islington Green.

    http://www.islingtonlaw.org.uk

  • Islington Peoples Rights

    Islington People's Rights (IPR) provides independent advice, casework and representation in welfare benefits and debt matters, including representation at tribunals and appeals. We also offer advice with debt and money matters, including negotiation with creditors. IPR, established in 1969, has a long track record of support for the most vulnerable and excluded within society.

     
    Appointments are provided at the Manor Gardens Centre in Holloway, where IPR is based, for Islington residents. IPR also provides several outreach-based services:
     
    • Mental Health Welfare Benefits Services: Weekly advice services at 6 Mental Health Venues serving Islington residents.  
    • South Islington Services: Advice sessions in welfare benefits and debt at St Luke's Community Centre in EC1, in south of borough. Supplemented by evening sessions in conjunction with LawWorks, and City University School of Law.
    • Prisons Project: Weekly advice services at Pentonville Prison focussing on debt matters. 
     
    Contact IPR on 020 7561 3685 or info@ipradvice.org.uk
     
  • Help on Your Doorstep

    Help on Your Doorstep aims to improve the life opportunities in Islington by:

    • Helping individuals and families identify the issues that are acting as barriers to their self improvement, particularly in terms of employment, financial hardship, housing and health problems  .
    • Raising awareness of the services that exist in and around the area to help them.
    • Developing a network of provider agencies and actively helping people – particularly those who are ‘hardest to reach’ - to access these services though referrals
    • Tracking referrals and providing pro-active advocacy to ensure that clients  extract the maximum benefit and are  empowered to take control of their lives.
    • Using the intelligence gleaned from work with residents combined with active partnership development to identify gaps and weaknesses in service provision in the area and influence the quality of support services