Please find links below that provide information about services available to Islington residents over the holidays.

Food and Essential services

Islington Foodbank - You must book an appointment to use this service and they have information on their website about how to do this. They are open on 26 December, 1pm - 4pm at Highbury Roundhouse.

101 is the non emergency police telephone number

111 is the NHS free number for urgent healthcare needs

Age UK offers support to older people. If you need advice or practical help, ring their Advice Line on 0800 169 6565 (8am-7pm, 365 days). Or if you’re feeling lonely and want a friendly chat, call The Silver Line on 0800 470 8090 It’s open 24/7, even on Christmas Day.

Warm Spaces

Warm spaces in community settings are open across the borough during the colder months.  See more information about Warm spaces here.

Mental Health Support

ICope for mental health support you can call the team for free on 020 3327 7252 or visit There is also further mental health support available in Islington on the Islington Council website.


Citizens Advice national Advice line. Tel: 0344 4111444 Open Mondays - Fridays, but are closed on bank holidays

Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 is open 24 hours a day. 

NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 is open 24 hours a day. 

The Samaritans Tel – 116 123  Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a week

Shelter’s urgent phone line Tel: 0808 8004444 Open 365 days a year