Islington Winter Appeal

Connecting with friends, family and your community has never been more importantOur partner organisations are working tirelessly to keep people supported in Islington this Winter.  

Evidence shows that strong communities and social networks lead to better physical and mental health. This winter, many more of our neighbours across Islington will need your and each others’ support. With soaring energy prices, the end of the Universal Credit uplift, and a rise in all household costs, more local families are likely to fall into fuel poverty, facing impossible decisions between food and heating their homes. What’s more, the continuing pandemic and recent lockdowns have had a devastating and potentially long-lasting impact on the physical and mental health and social abilities, and networks of some our most vulnerable residents.

Many of our neighbours have lost loved ones, experiencing loneliness and isolation, as opportunities to connect with others and activities continue to be limited.

Our children and young people are concerned about their post-Covid future, and many struggle with poor mental health, anxiety and lack of confidence. There are still significant gaps in support that children and young people face in schools, in the community and in NHS specialist services.

Rising levels of mental ill health, widening inequalities, and a surge in demand for support that has not been seen before are some of the most pressing challenges we face in Islington and beyond.

Together we can start turning this around. Islington Giving funds and works with a number of groups and projects supporting young people, parents and families, engaging isolated older residents, and creating safe spaces and activities for better mental health for everyone.

Read more about Good Neighbours Schemes or Breakin’ Convention’s Out of the Box project, which are just some of the examples of work we can fund and keep going this Winter and beyond.