Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Connect Talk and listen, be there, feel connected Opportunities to connect in Islington. Upcoming events... It's the perfect time to connect with your community and neighbours. We have a number of Christmas events at our Bemerton, Kings Cross and New River Green Good Neighbours Schemes. Free Christmas lunch for over 70s. Apply now for Islington Council's free annual Christmas lunch. Food, drinks & festive music from 12 - 3pm on Wednesday 12 December. Hillrise Ward Winter Festivals and events North London Cares runs free social clubs for the over 65s Free Christmas concert for people with diabetes, Connaught Opera, a Christmas Concert for Hackney and Islington Diabetes UK, Tuesday 18 December, 7pm, Hackney Picture House. Tufnell Park's Christmas Panto, Belle and Ted's Most Triumphant Pantomime - A Christmas show for all the family 6, 7 and 8 December. Tickets range from £3 to £7.38. 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.