Useful Info

Below are some Useful Contacts for Advice, Information, Help & Campaigns 
In and around Islington:

1) Bailiffs

In addition to all the information you can find in our No Bailiffs leaflet (see also our Leaflets section), you can also read the following:

For further advice please see the contacts below in the relevant sections (general, housing, debt, etc.) 

2) General 

Islington CAB
What: Advice & help on benefits, debt, housing, work & other problems. Also legal service
Address: 222 Upper Street

Islington Law Centre 

What: Free legal advice on work, housing, discrimination, benefits, education & immigration.
Address (NEW premises): 38 Devonia Road,N1 8UY
Tel (NEW number): 020 7288 7630

Mary Ward Legal Centre 
What: Help and advice on debt, employment, housing and welfare benefits
Address: 26-27 Boswell Street, WC1N 3JZ

Tel: 020 7831 7079

London Coalition Against Poverty 

What: A coalition of campaigning groups 
Tel: 0207 247 6101 

Advice about Bailiffs
If you have bailiffs after you, it is very important you get good advice as soon as possible. You can get help at Islington Peoples Rights, Islington CAB & Islington Law Centre- see above

3) Housing

As well as the organisations below, you can also get advice about housing issues at Islington CAB and Islington Law Centre- see their contact details above.


What: UK charity on housing and homeless. Free helpline& housing aid centres
Helpline: 0808 800 4444 (24hr housing advice)
Main switchboard: 020 7505 2000

Islington Housing Aid Centre

What: LBI council homeless and housing service
Address: 257 Upper Street Islington N1 1RU
Tel: 020 7527 2000

Camden Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations

What: Voluntary organisation campaigning for Camden council tenants &residents
Address: 11-17 The Marr, Camden Street, NW1 0HE 
Free phone: 0800 652 3140

Hackney Housing Group (LCAP)

What: Campaigning group supporting people with housing problems in Hackney
Tel: 07931 698 438

Haringey Housing Action Group
What: Campaigning group supporting people with housing problems in Haringey 

Advisory Service for Squatters 
What: Legal and practical advice for  squatters and other homeless people 

Tel: 020 3216 0099
Address: Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley  84B Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

4) Health

Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition 
What:  Campaign group against the closure, privatisation and run-down of Whittington hospital / NHS services 

Islington Link (Local Involvement Network) 
What: Public say on health and social care services locally  

Tel: 020 7832 5817.

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) 
What: Advice and complaints service for NHS in Islington, Haringey, Camden, Barnet& Enfield.
Tel: 020 3317 3003

5) Disability

Disability Action in Islington (DAI)
What: Information, advice and campaigns for disabled people 
Tel: 0207 226 0137
Minicom: 0207 3591891 

6) Immigration

Hackney Migrant Centre 
What: Charity that runs a weekly free advice drop-in for asylum seekers, refugees& migrants.
Tel: 07504332706


7) Debt

You can also get debt advice and help on debt at Islington People’s Rights, Islington CAB & Islington Law Centre - See their contact details above
Zacchaeus 2000 Trust 
What: London charity , provides debt advice
Address: 34 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH
Tel: 020 7259 0801

Consumer Credit Counselling  
What: UK debt charity provides debt advice 
Helpline: 0800 138 1111 

National Debt Line 
What:  Debt advice line
Tel: 0800 808 4000

London Capital Credit Union
What: Help with other ways to save money 

What: Other ways to save money

Local Exchange Trading Scheme 
What: Other ways to save money 

Islington Time Bank 
What: Other ways to save money

Restore Community Projects
What: Other ways to save money

8) Unwaged/Benefits

You can get benefits advice and help at Islington Peoples Rights, Islington CAB & Islington Law Centre -  See their contact details above.

Islington Poverty Action Group
What: Anti-poverty campaigning group mainly focused on problems with the benefits system  Web:
Address: Meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 12.30pm at The Old Fire Station, 85 Mayton St, N7 6QT.  

Boycott Workfare 
What: UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for claimants. They are not affiliated with any political party or a front for any party. Anyone who shares their aims can get involved  


9) Education

Anti-Academies Alliance
What: Campaigns on academies  (although party-aligned)

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