Islington Carers Hub is here to provide advice, information and support to all carers aged 18 or over who live or work in Islington or care for someone living in Islington.

Dear Islington Carer,

Welcome to Islington Carers Hub's monthly newsletter!


The Easing of Lockdown

Lockdown presented challenges to how Londoners felt, with many people feeling socially isolated. However, the easing of lockdown has also brought its own set of issues. The prospect of taking steps closer to 'how things used to be' is proving difficult for many and is something that is affecting older and younger people alike.

The Apps presented by Good Thinking, the digital mental wellbeing service, at our recent "Let's Talk" peer support group could be something to try out if you're comfortable with or open to the idea of using technology. The Apps can help to rebuild confidence and help us to slowly make changes to achieve goals that are important to us.

Historical walks around the area, not too long, not too fast

Greater London Walks are qualified guides who “In the past few years have led many walks around this great city covering many different areas, subjects and eras”. We’re delighted that they were successful in obtaining a grant to deliver regular walks for seniors around Islington during the summer months, starting June 3rd.

This is a great way to try getting outside again and to meet with others. To book, you need to contact Greater London Walks, but it is something that Age UK Islington is actively promoting as part of our Get Together programme.


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Wednesday 2nd June, 2pm: Art Appreciation session 'The Psychology of the Self-Portrait'

Join us for an exploration of how artists, from Rembrandt to Renoir, have used portraits as a means of self-expression.  Try something different next Wednesday afternoon and have some fun!

Find out more & book

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Tuesday 22nd June, 11am: Special Painting Appreciation Session for Windrush Day

Join us for a special edition of our weekly online Get Together to mark Windrush Day. Melissa Blanchflower, Exhibition Curator at Serpentine Galleries, will give a talk on one of the galleries’ current exhibitions.

Find out more & book

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Thursday 24th June, 2pm: Cally Clock Tower Virtual Tour

Cally Clock Tower is hosting a special 40 min tour especially for Age UK Islington and Islington Carers Hub's clients.  It will take you on a journey up the tower & back in time, brought to life through photos and archive film.

Find out more & book

Knitter, natter online knitting workshop – starting 28th May 10.30 to 12pm

Have you ever wondered what to do with a pair of knitting needles and a ball of wool? Well wonder no more! Why not join these six free weekly online knitting workshops starting on Friday 28th May. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, want to refresh your skills or a very experienced knitter - this workshop is for you.

By the end of the workshops you will have discovered the pleasure of knitting whilst at the same time built your confidence to create your own beautiful things Interested - to book your space and receive a free knitting pack please email

Carers Week

A reminder about Carers Week (7-13 June).  We've got a full programme of information sessions (benefits, caring for someone with dementia, mental health issues, learning disabilities, cancer) and some fun relaxation sessions too.

Pop-up vaccine clinics

To help make it easier for residents who are eligible to get an appointment for their first dose, Islington Council has teamed up with local NHS partners and University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) to provide local community pop-up clinics at the end of May and throughout June!

UCL Research Study

University College London would like to speak to young adult carers (aged 18-24) who have been providing unpaid care, help or support to a relative, partner or friend with care needs during the pandemic. We would like to understand your experiences of the pandemic, social distancing and social isolation, including any impacts on mental health, well-being and daily life. They are offering a £10 voucher for those who take part.  See the poster for more information.

Are you worried about other things?

Are you worried about other things? You can call to talk to us about anything that you are concerned about. This might be if you're feeling low, for bereavement support, or about housing or money worries.....

Call us Monday to Friday, 9 - 5pm, Islington Carers Hub helpline: 020 7281 6018

Or you can email us on:

View printable Get Togethers flyer

We've produced a printable flyer with a full listing of our special and one-off activities and events taking place next month.  Please click the button below.

Please share with friends and family

Please do share this e-newsletter with friends and family (over 18yrs), by forwarding it to them!  If they'd like it to be delivered to their personal email inbox, they can request this by emailing:

If you've got any questions, ideas or useful information to share, do get in touch.

Best wishes,


Hydah Nawab, Islington Carers Hub

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