Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Connect Talk and listen, be there, feel connected Opportunities to connect in Islington. Current info and opportunities... The Age of No Retirement has a history group on Thursday 11 April between 6pm - 8pm in the Common room, the Old Laundry, Priory Green, N1 9DG to learn, share and discover. Free drinks and snacks are provided and it is a chance to learn and share good conversation. This Easter, Islington Council is offering children (age 6-12 years) from low income families the chance to have a free lunch every day throughout the school holidays, while enjoying activities with friends. Lunch Bunch is taking place at a variety of locations across Islington. Book your place here There’s a range of Easter themed fun arts and crafts workshops across Islington’s libraries for families to welcome spring! Workshops include making bunny and chick bookmarks, crepe paper daffodils and 3D Easter eggs. The Maya Centre has a range of opportunities for women aged 18+ including a Confidence Clinic on 11 April run by Guilty feminist’s Jessica Regan for women who would like to find confidence in various social situations: whether at work, benefits office or amongst friends and family. They are also running Finding Ground a four week gardening workshop starting on 26 April for women who would like to reconnect to themselves and their environment, through movement, art and planting and growing. Libraries across Islington provide a range of free activities to help you connect with your pre-school children through story time, rhyme time and free toys for loan! Get involved in Time For London a social enterprise which hosts Arts Social Wednesdays every week from 6pm with the opportunity to share a skill or learn from guest teachers! Your family can access Families for Life, a fun programme of activities open to all who have a child aged 2-11 years. You can attend a series of free workshops including fun and active play, healthy eating, cooking and eating together. Contact [email protected] to book your families place. If you have a child with a disability or long term health condition IPR KidsSupport will be able to help you and your family. They can support you with DLA Child Applications, Appeals, Tax credits and other matters so you can get the best support for your family. Age UK Islington 6-9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA www.ageuk.org.uk/islington/activities-and-events Age UK Islington is an independent charity working in Islington. They offer a range of activities from architecture to IT for people aged 50+. They also offer a confidence building service for people aged 16-50 with a long term or complex health or social care challenge. Disability Action in Islington Unit 3 Marquess Estate St Pauls Road N1 2SY www.daii.org Disability Action Islington provides a range of high quality, accessible services for disabled people who live and work in Islington. Good Neighbours Schemes www.helponyourdoorstep.com/good-neighbours-schemes Help on your doorstep run Good Neighbours Schemes in Islington. The aim of the schemes are to work with residents to find and own constructive solutions to local issues such as isolation, improving wellbeing and increasing the sense of neighbourliness. The schemes provide free or low cost positive activities for all ages. Residents have the opportunity not only to participate in local activities but can be fully involved in the design and delivery of these services. Health Watch Islington healthwatchislington.co.uk When you need information about local health, social care and wellbeing services. Health watch can point you in the right direction. Islington Family Information Service www.islington.gov.uk/fis A free and impartial telephone and web-based information and advice service for families with children and young people 0 – 25. The information provided includes, child care, things to do, after school clubs, youth services, health, family support and any issues relating to family life. If you would like more information or help to get involved in any of these opportunities please contact us. Health and wellbeing update service If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us. If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.