Help on Your Doorstep celebrated its fifth anniversary at a well attended event hosted by Macquarie Bank on Wednesday 24th September.
The Charity which has been going since 2009 delivers a unique outreach and referral service called Connect across the borough of Islington and a Good Neighbours Scheme in Canonbury.
The event was opened by Frances Carter the chair of Help on Your Doorstep who recounted the five year journey and difference that had been made to the lives of thousands of local residents.
Ruth Hayes, Director of Islington Law Centre, spoke to an audience of over 80 partners and supporters about the joint work of both organisations. Ms Hayes highlighted the value of the partnership in providing access to specialist legal advice to the most marginalised of members of the community.
Councillor Richards Watts, leader of Islington Council, commended Help on Your Doorstep for the important work we do in ensuring that services reach those who need them most. Councillors told guests that it is an important priority for the Council to ensure that routes into services are made simpler for the people of Islington at a time when resources are limited.
Ken Kanu, Director of Help on Your Doorstep, launched a new publication, ‘Help on Your Doorstep, Celebrating Five years’ and told guests that the event was a celebration of partnership, innovation and a shared commitment to social justice.