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All Change #KeepingConnected

All Change is a local partner that brings artists and communities together to develop arts projects which transform lives and make a difference in Islington. Suzanne Lee,  Artistic Director at All Change explains how they have been delivering a regular programme of online creative workshops during lockdown. All Change is proud to have delivered a […]

“What’s a hash key?”

Healthy Generations run projects to reduce isolation and improve the health and wellbeing of older people. Its Coordinator, Peter Crockett, explains how they’ve been helping to connect residents in Islington. In February 2020 Healthy Generations ran 147 events for older people mostly equally split between exercise classes and various music events with a small 2 […]

Let the children play

‘I don’t know what I would have done without this, the boys are full of stories everyday’ “At Islington Play Association (IPA) we believe play is essential for children’s happiness and wellbeing in the present, and for their development for the future. We run open access play services on our adventure playgrounds which are free […]

“A lot of kids have fallen back and that’s a huge worry for some mums”

We talked to three local partner organisations and asked them about how digital exclusion had affected their clients during the pandemic, what had helped so far and what the current needs are. This is what they said. One True Voice One True Voice (OTV) was founded in 2010 by Somali women to support Somali girls […]

Sports and summer fun for children and young people

Sports & Life Skills is a local group  funded thanks to the generous donations of Islington’s residents to the Crisis Fund. After the easing of restrictions, the organisation has been running up to 10 free-to-attend sessions per week for young people in the borough.        Sports & Life Skills was set up in August 2016 […]

Essential support for refugees and migrants

“For some in isolation these calls have been the only human voice they have heard in a week”     The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants offers support to people who have been displaced from their home country due to persecution, war and poverty.     In March they had to make the very difficult decision to close the Centre […]