Our health and well-being events - linking residents to services and support

We've been working hard to ensure that services are being brought to the residents who need support. To do this, we have been running a series of health and well-being events from community spaces in Canonbury, Barnsbury and Caledonian in April. Read more

Resident reflections on our Cally community music project

Resident reflections about our community music project in partnership with London Symphony Orchestra. Read more

Our Connecting for Change evaluation report is launched

An evaluation of our Connecting for Change programme and approach shares helpful insights on supporting vulnerable residents. Find the full report here. Read more

Our 2023 Health and Wellbeing Events in April

Come to our Health and Wellbeing events in King's Cross, Canonbury and Caledonian Road in April! Join us and a number of our partners at these events for fun, taster sessions and information about health and wellbeing services in Islington. Read more

Exploring our Data: Demand, Disability and Deprivation

A glimpse at our most recent data to explore the rise in demand for our services in 2022, when compared to previous years Read more

Support for residents in Islington affected by the Turkish and Syrian earthquakes

This terrible event has been very deeply felt in Islington’s local Turkish, Kurdish, and Syrian communities. Support is available. Read more

Cally Community Music Project Launched

In January, our Bemerton Good Neighbours Scheme launched a new community music project in partnership with London Symphony Orchestra! Read more

Supporting residents in Mildmay

Together with our partners Age UK Islington and Octopus Communities, we ran a cost-of-living event at Mildmay Community Centre to increase access to information and support for residents during these precarious times. Read more

Expanding our support to those affected by cancer in Islington

Help on Your Doorstep celebrates the launch of a new project supported by Macmillan in January 2023 Read more

GNS return dates in January 2023

See a full schedule of return dates for our Good Neighbours Scheme activities in January 2023 Read more

Continued Support for our 'Connecting for Change' project

We are celebrating after hearing the good news that we have been awarded £391,219 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. This funding enables us to extend our existing ‘Connecting for Change’ project by another 3 years. Read more

Reflections on our social prescribing service

Find out about how our social prescribing work is supporting residents in Islington Read more

Our Festive Celebrations

We have lots planned across our three Good Neighbours Schemes in Canonbury, Bemerton and King's Cross in December to celebrate the holidays. Events are free and open to all. Come celebrate with us! Read more

Cost of Living Event

Together with partners, we're delighted to deliver another event to support residents cope with the rise in the cost of living on December 8th at Andover Community Centre. Read more

New office open in refurbished Jean Stokes Community Centre!

Communities activities move to the Jean Stokes Centre in November 2022! Read more

Launching our Assessment and Triage Procedure

As of October 17, we are introducing a new Assessment and Triage Procedure for our Connect Advice programme. Read more

Join our Social Prescribing team!

We’re proud to be delivering life-changing support to diverse communities of people across Islington and we’re looking for 2 people who are motivated to contribute towards more integrated working in the borough. Read more

Hearing from our partners 2022

In June and July 2022, IVAR facilitated an evaluation workshop and two interviews with eight local referral partners in Islington about their work and engagement in the HOYD network. Read more

Closed on Monday 19 of September

In light of the national Bank Holiday on Monday 19 September for the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, our services will be closed on Monday the 19th. We will be back in work on Tuesday. Read more

Our 2021-2022 Annual Review is out!

Today we are delighted to launch our Annual Review 2021-22. Read more

We're hiring an Admin Officer!

Join our team! Applications due by 9am on August 29th Read more

Supporting Islington Residents as the Cost of Living Rises

Bringing staff together to discuss our support for residents as we see the cost of living rising. Read more

Hearing from HoYD staff

Since 2019, we have been working on a four-year initiative called Connecting for Change. Between September 2019 and March 2022, IVAR has conducted interviews with staff to capture their perspective. Read more about what staff have to say about the initiative here! Read more