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15 Jun 2024
Carers Get Together

Carers Week – Self-Compassion Afternoon

A welcoming and relaxing day focussing on self compassion and self-care for Carers. This day is intended to be to be a nourishing experience in…

12:00 - 16:00
Cally Clock Tower Centre, Caledonian Park, N7 9PL
11 Jul 2024
Carers Get Together

First Aid Workshop

Are you interested in learning essential, life-saving first aid skills to help in an emergency? If so, our first aid workshop might be for you.…

11:00 - 12:30
North Library, Manor Gardens, N7 6JX
23 Jul 2024
Carers Talk

Carers Strategy Steering Group

Last year, carers contributed to the Islington Carers Strategy. Find out what’s been put in place and provide your perspective as a carer to help…

14:00 - 15:00
Islington Town Hall, Upper street, N1 2UD
09 Aug 2024
Carers Get Together

‘Meet and Greet’ Carers Lunch

An opportunity to meet the team for lunch and a friendly chat, especially for anyone who hasn’t unable to do so before. We look forward…

12:30 - 13:30
Cally Clock Tower Centre, Caledonian Park, N7 9PL

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May 28, 2024

May Newsletter

Drop by for a brew! Wednesday 8 May, 11am - 3pm. Self Advocacy Workshop: Tips, guidance and practice presenting your views to get the results that you want. Wednesday 8 May. Dementia-Awareness Week : Interview with Clerkenwell GP, Dr Beth…
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December 15, 2023

Getting creative with other Islington carers

Together with Create, we recently hosted a series of creative workshops in Gillespie Park at the Islington Ecology Centre, specifically for unpaid carers. Carer Lena Meeting other carers The participants on the project came from different backgrounds. We were able…
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December 15, 2023

Respite for carers – Interview with Carer Sue Searle

Sue Searle talks about caring for her mother and how she’s been able to find support through Islington Carers Hub and how she’s recently been able to take a short break from caring through Carefree. You can also view a…
Latest News
December 10, 2023

Support for carers of high-functioning autistic adults

High-functioning autism is a term applied to autistic people who do not have a Learning Disability, but nonetheless can be vulnerable. This is due to difficulties they may experience in areas of communication, emotional expression and social interaction. Autism is…
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December 6, 2023

Carer’s Journey: Kim

Kim was a Carer for her Mum who had Dementia Kim was a carer for her Mum who was diagnosed with dementia. Along with her three sisters, they looked after their Mum for four years. Each stage of their Mum’s…
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October 6, 2023

Carer Alec reflects on his life as a carer for his 94 year old Mum

Alec looks after his 94 year old Mum who has osteoarthritis and has limited mobility. She has also, more recently, been diagnosed with short term memory loss. He has been registered with Islington Carers Hub for a while and came…

Past Carers Events

13 Jun 2024
Carers Event

Carers Week – Strategy Launch

Carers Week seemed a good week to launch the Islington Adults Carers Strategy which details how Islington aims to support carers through 2030. The strategy…

11:00 - 15:00
Upper Holloway Baptist Church, 11 Tollington Way, N7 6RG
12 Jun 2024
Carers Get Together

Carers Week – Mindful Walk

We’ll head to Battersea Park, the Royal Hospital South Grounds and take a stroll along the river Thames. Ending at the café in Battersea Park.

14:30 - 15:30
Islington Ecology Centre
11 Jun 2024
Carers Get Together

Carers Week – Battersea Walk

We’ll head to Battersea Park, the Royal Hospital South Grounds and take a stroll along the river Thames. Ending at the café in Battersea Park.

10:30 - 12:00
Meet at Battersea Power Station Tube (station exit)
06 Jun 2024
Carers Get Together

Grow your own veg

Join us for a cup of coffee and catch up with other members. It is a perfect opportunity to connect with other people. Learn new…

14:00 - 16:00
Culpeper Community Garden, 1 Cloudesley Road, N1 0EG.
20 Apr 2024
Carers Get Together

Carers Walk & Talk

We’ll be walking the disused railway line to Highgate, meandering through Queens Woods and Highgate Woods, ending at a nearby cafe. A great way to…

10:30 - 12:00
Meet outside Pret A Manger, Station Place near Finsbury Park Station
18 Apr 2024
Carers Get Together

Grow your own veg

Join us for a cup of coffee and catch up with other members. It is a perfect opportunity to connect with other people. Learn new…

14:00 - 16:00
Culpeper Community Garden, 1 Cloudesley Road, N1 0EG.
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Age UK Islington Events

Let’s Talk Peer Event

Come together with others monthly to share what you know & find local solutions!

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Digital Support

Support to help you get the most from your smartphone or digital device.

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Get Togethers

Regular social Get Togethers taking place across the borough.

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Dementia-Friendly Islington Activities

From Singing for the Brain to Arts classes and Park Cuppas, there’s a lot taking place in Islington for people with dementia and their carers.  These activities are provided by organisations including Alzheimer’s Society, Islington Council, Arts 4 Dementia and Park Theatre.

For more information visit the Age UK Islington website.

Better Lives Family Service

Better Lives Family Service provide help and support for adults, children and families who are affected by their loved one’s alcohol and other drug addiction. The service holds an open Coffee Morning that takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 11am to 1pm. This is a friendly and welcoming space for clients and other people to visit and who want to know more about the family service and their links to other organisations in the community. They provide a variety of workshops and invite professionals from other services to talk about how they can help and support you.

For more information visit Better Lives Family Service.

Archway and District Carers Support Group

A relaxed, informal meetings where you will meet friendly people to share ideas, information and laughter.

The group meet the first Wednesday of every month from 1-3pm
New Orleans Community Centre, Cromartie Road, London, N19 3TH

For more information and to check dates, please contact Kirsty Mabb on 07526 455 401 or via email.

Centre 404

Centre 404 offers a range of high quality services to assist children and adults with a learning disability and their family carers.

They provide groups for family carers and support with benefits and grants as well as activities.

For more information visit the Centre 404 website.

Mobilise Virtual Cuppa

The Mobilise online, or virtual, cuppa is a free 45 min video call where you can connect with around 12 other people who are also looking after a loved one.

For more information visit the Mobilise website.

Carers UK Forum

Open 24/7, Carers Connect is an online forum for Carers UK members where you can talk about anything related to caring.

Whether you want to chat with other carers, ask questions or simply get how you’re feeling off your chest, you’ll find support from people who understand.

For more information see the Carers UK website.