Virtual Information ‘Stalls’

Welcome to our the Carers Rights Day 2020 virtual information ‘stalls’! On this day we would normally ask a variety of organisations to have a stall and inform participants about the support they offer in Islington.

As this isn’t possible this year because of Covid-19, we asked these stall holders to provide us with information on their services, as we still want to bring you this information online. We hope you’ll find it useful.

Information Stalls

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Age UK Islington Logo CMYK smallAge UK Islington
Age UK Islington’s mission is helping people achieve a ‘Good Life.  They provide support for adults of all ages from 16+ who need some support with a health or wellbeing challenge.

More information on the support they offer can be found on their website.

My Behaviour_logo_sizev2Autism – My Behaviour
My Behaviour offer consultation services and tutoring support, specialising in working with children and adults with autism, behavioural difficulties and developmental delays.

Find full details of their services on their website.

Better Lives – Islington Drug and Alcohol Service
Find more information on their Website.
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Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I)
Camden & Islington NHS Foundation TrustC&I provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties and older people for the most part in Camden and Islington. They are split in 5 divisions: Acute, Recovery and Rehabilitation, Services for Ageing and Mental Health, Substance Misuse Services and Community Mental Health.

Carers play an important role in supporting people who use their services, as carers can provide both emotional and practical support which can help others to live a more rewarding and independent life. More information for carers.

Care UK
Find more information on their website.

c404-blackCentre 404
Our Carers Week activity programme partner, Centre 404, offer friendly, reliable and person-centred support to people with a learning disability and their families in north London.

Find full details of the support they offer on their website.

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Islington Oral Health Newsletter May2020Community Dental Services,
Whittington Oral Health Promotion Team
The Whittington Health Dental Services are actively working across all our boroughs to promote good dental health. Normally, you would visit their stall, they’d give information and leaflets on general and basic oral health, accessing dental services and also toothbrush/toothpaste packs.

To compensate we have their latest Islington Oral Health Newsletter to share with you, and some leaflets:

and you can find more information on how they support the community on their website.

Dementia UK
Find more information on their website.

Disability Action in Islington
Find more information on their website.

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Age UK Islington Future Matters-Gentle DuskFuture Matters
The future matters and it is important that we take some time to think about this, plan for how we would like to be cared for both in an emergency, but also in the future if we were to become unwell and unable to look after ourselves.

By planning ahead you can express who you are and what’s important to you in case you can’t make this decision yourself.

Future Matters is a partnership between Gentle Dusk and Age UK Islington and can help you plan your end of life care.

Read More…

HW_Islington_A4cropHealthwatch Islington
Healthwatch can point you in the right direction when you need information or help to access local health, social care and well-being services. It is a free service available to everybody who lives in Islington, or who uses services here.

If you are facing a difficult health or care decision find out more.

islington-bereavement-on-blue@3x-100Islington Bereavement Service
Run by St Joseph’s Hospice and a team of trained volunteers, the Islington Bereavement Service can offer practical, social and emotional bereavement support for adults living in Islington and/or registered with a GP in Islington. It is designed for people who have experienced the death of a family member, relative or another important person in their life.

We have included their Bereavement Support Group flyer here and you can find further information on their website.

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Carers Collection at Islington LibrariesIslington Library and Heritage Service
Did you know that Islington Libraries hold a collection of books for carers at Archway, Central, N4 and Finsbury libraries (available once they reopen)?

The Carers Collection is a joint venture with Islington Carers Hub and it includes books about caring for people with dementia, in old age, after a stroke and many other conditions.

Islington Mind Mother to Mother Carer Support GroupIslington Mind
Islington Mind offer a service for mothers and other women who are care-givers to people with mental health problems.

We have included the flyer on this project here and you can find more details on the Mother to Mother Carers Support Project on their website.

Marie Curie
Find more information on their website.

North London CarersNorth London Cares
North London Cares aim is to reduce isolation and loneliness by connecting older and younger neighbours in North London.

They host an array of free social clubs from dance workshops to art classes, offer a friendship matching scheme, Phone A Friend, for one-to- one chats over the phone, as well as support or advice to connect you to vital services, health and housing advice and practical support.

For more information visit their website or call on 020 7118 3838 (option 3).

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Islington CouncilOccupational Therapy
London Borough of Islington have  dedicated unit that provides Occupational Therapy (OT) Assessments for Islington residents with a permanent or substantial disability. They provide advice, training, equipment or adaptations to such residents to allow them to be live independently or to assist their cares to help them more easily and safely. Find more information here.

As a non-council tenant you may be eligible for a disabled facility grant.

REACH Whittington Health
Find more information on their website.

RNIBRoyal National Institute of Blind People
Do you have sight loss or know someone who does?
If you find it hard to see things clearly, even after you’ve had your eyes tested and are wearing the right glasses or contact lenses, you may have low vision.
You may have been told that there is nothing that can be done to improve the medical condition of your eyes. However, there may be a lot that you can do to improve the way you use the sight that you have.
The staff at the Low Vision Centre can advise and help you make the most of your vision.

Read More… or go to their website.

Islington CouncilSafeguarding Adults
London Borough of Islington have  dedicated unit that provides support for abuse and safeguarding concerns, as everyone has the right to live a life free from abuse or safeguarding concerns.

If you or someone you know is abused or has safeguarding concerns –  things like violence, domestic abuse, neglect, financial abuse, modern slavery, honour-based violence or female genital mutilation – find support here.

Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Service
Find more information on their website.

The Stress Project
Find more information on their website.

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Stroke AssociationStroke Association
The Stroke Recovery Service offers practical support and advice for stroke survivors, carers and their family.

Their Communication Support Service helps people with aphasia or other communication difficulties after stroke, and also offers support to their family and friends.

You can find more on this on their Website.

Stroke Service
Find more information on their website.

University College London Hospital
Find more information on their website.

Uswitch logoUswitch
Uswitch have created a guide for carers that looks at various ways to alleviate some of the pressures from increased bills when caring for a friend or family member.

You can find more on this on their website.

Working for Carers logoWorking for Carers
Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to training, employment and volunteering.

  • Are you a carer interested in future employment, training or volunteering?
  • Do you need help in writing a CV and filling application forms?
  • Are you unsure as to what you want to do?
  • Or maybe seeking to increase your confidence and gain some new skills?

Working for Carers can help with all of the above. More in the Working For Carers Flyer.

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