Local Support Groups

Carers Wellbeing Support during Coronavirus Outbreak

We have made the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend Islington Carers Hub support groups and pathway meetings until further notice. We would like to reassure you that Islington Carers Hub will still be supporting our carers and that we will continue to provide you with up to date information and guidance. For more information click here.

Support groups run by Islington Carers Hub

Our support groups are a chance for carers to get together. The groups are friendly and welcoming. Please contact Islington Carers Hub if you would like to find out more before you come along.

Mental Health Carers Grouptemporarily suspended
This group is for all mental health carers. Usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, bi-monthly 2.30-4pm.
Location: Ground Floor 9 Manor Gardens, N7 6LA.

Group for all Carers at St Luke’s Community Centre – temporarily suspended
Come and join us in the lounge at this lovely, vibrant community centre. Stay for a delicious low-cost lunch afterwards if you like. Usually held on the second Monday of the month 11.30am- 1pm.
Location: St Luke’s Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ.

Group for all carers at Upper Holloway Baptist Church – temporarily suspended
Any carer can attend this group. Usually held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 10:30am – 12 noon.
Location: Upper Holloway Baptist Church, 11 Tollington Way, N7 6GR.    

Black and Minority Ethnic Carers Group – temporarily suspended
A lively and sociable group for all black and ethnic minority carers. Usually held on the last Friday of the month 2.30 – 4pm.
Location: The Old Fire Station 84 Mayton Street, N7 6QT.

If you have any questions, please contact Islington Carers Hub on 020 7281 3319 or free phone 0800 085 1141 or email info@islingtoncarershub.org


Other support and social groups for carers

Archway District & Carers Group
This group meets most Wednesdays, from 2-4pm at New Orleans Hall, Cromartie Road, N19 3TH. It is open to all carers of all ages and provides information and social activities and encourages carers to share experiences.
Please contact Kirsty on  020 8361 4475 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Society ‘Singing for the Brain’
A friendly, structured singing group for people with dementia and their carers in a stimulating and social environment. Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall.
The group takes place every Tuesday from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Hargrave Hall, Hargrave Road, N19 5SP
Please call the Alzheimer’s Society on 020 7561 4820 for more information and to book your place.

Centre 404 Carers’ Activities, Events and Groups
Centre 404 offers a range of high quality services to assist children and adults with a learning disability and their family carers. For further information about groups for family carers and support with benefits and grants as well as activities, please contact: family@centre404.org.uk  or Tel: 020 7697 1336 or visit: www.centre404.org.uk

Drug and Alcohol Affected Friends and Families in Islington (DAAFFII) http://www.daaffii.org.uk

Weekly informal social group for people whose partners, family members or friends misuse – or have misused – drugs and/or alcohol.  Meet Monday evenings (except Bank Holidays) 6pm-8pm for a chat, a cuppa and occasional activities. Please phone Sue Piper on 07974 371810 if you would like to come along or to find out more. Held at 332C Goswell Road, London EC1V 7LQ

CASA Families, Partners and Friends Service
People concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse often do not know how to help the misuser, or how to protect their own health and sanity. Support and information can have a huge impact, and are available – in confidence – to residents of Islington whose  family member, partner or friend has a substance misuse problem.  Non-resident carers  can also get help, if the substance misuser in their life lives in Islington.  The service offers one-to-one counselling and a weekly support group.


We operate from several office  locations around Islington: to find out more about the service and how it can help you and your loved one, please phone  the number above, or e-mail casafpf@blenheimcdp.org.uk.  We are open  from Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 6pm.

Mind Yourself Irish Carers Group
Mind Yourself supports Irish people in London who want to improve or maintain their physical or mental health. They provide health related one-one support (information , advice and advocacy), accompaniment to health related appointments and group activities. You can refer yourself or you can refer a friend or family member with their consent. As part of their group activities they offer a monthly carers group at The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton Street London N7 6QT, for anyone who identfies themselves as Irish and a Carer and are welcome to come along and discuss their their experiences and find support. For group dates, times and more information please call 020 7697 4753 or email info@mind-yourself.org.uk

South Islington Stroke Club
This friendly lunch club welcomes people who have had a stroke and their carers.  Just come along on Thursdays at 12.00-2pm to Mary’s Community Centre, Upper Street, N1 2TX, or contact Sally Turner, club secretary, on 020 7359 1752, email: sarina@waitrose.com

Stroke Project Group at Manor Gardens
This group is open to people who have had a stroke and their families and friends. For enquiries contact Kath Birkett, Stroke Project Manager on, 020 7561 5269, email: kath@manorgardenscentre.org

Carers UK online forum for carers  www.carersuk.org/forum


In addition…

…our Directory of Services for Carers in the borough has details of all the groups and events mentioned here, plus other services for carers.

Last updated March 2015. Please contact info@islingtoncarershub.org if you have a group you would like to add.