If you’re worried about money, support is available in Islington. Everyone is different and there are many people affected by rising costs of food, energy and other bills. Please contact the following local support agencies to find out what support is best for your personal situation:

For free and confidential advice and support on all financial concerns including job loss, debt, financial decisions, unaffordable bills, benefit, and more, the following agencies can help:

Citizens Advice Islington | 0808 278 7836 (FREE Advice Line) | debt@islingtoncab.org (Debt Advice) | www.islingtoncab.org

Islington Law Centre | 020 7288 7630 | info@islingtonlaw.org.uk | www.islingtonlaw.org.uk

Help on Your Doorstep | 020 3931 6080 | connect@helponyourdoorstep.com | www.helponyourdoorstep.com

Age UK Islington | 020 7281 6018 | gethelp@ageukislington.org.uk | www.ageuk.org.uk/islington

Islington People’s Rights | Free welfare benefits and debt advice | 020 7561 3685 | info@ipradvice.org.uk | www.ipradvice.org.uk

Shine London for energy advice | 0300 555 0195 | shine@islington.gov.uk | www.shine-london.org.uk

Islington Council | 020 7527 4990 | claimit@islington.gov.uk

Islington Giving is working with trusted local partners who have experience of reaching out to and providing support for Islington’s most vulnerable residents. The funding from this appeal will be used by our partners to provide financial help, alongside support and advice to ensure residents in financial distress can get the right help for the issues they are facing. Everyone is different and experiencing different challenges at different times, so our partners provide the most appropriate support for local people to prevent future crises.

Please see above for some of the key sources of support provided across Islington.

No. Islington Giving will not be distributing any money directly to individuals. As described above, we work by funding charities in the borough who have a strong relationship with the residents they support and a much better knowledge of how best to support people. 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to local people by these voluntary groups.

Your energy rebate of £400 will be discounted from your energy bill in 6 installments of £66 from October. If you feel you do not need this rebate, you can donate the equivalent of part or all of that amount in the following ways:

Islington Giving’s overheads and staff costs are all covered by our parent charity, Cripplegate Foundation, so 100% of your donation to this appeal will directly support local people with financial support.