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Additional support

There are lots of organisations in Islington that can help you get into work, or learn new skills, including specialist employment support to help residents with additional needs to find employment that's right for them.

If you're not sure which one is for you, contact the council's iWork service to make an appointment.

Job Centre Plus

Job Centre Plus can help you find a job, support you with CV writing and ensure you are claiming the right benefits. There are three branches:

  • Barnsbury: 1 Barnsbury Road N1 0EX

  • Finsbury Park: 52-53 Medina Road N7 7JX

  • Highgate: 1 Elthorne Road N19 4AL

T 0845 604 3719 (General Job Centre Plus number)

Getting new skills - Adult and Community Learning

To update your skills or to learn new ones, why not take an Adult and Community Learning course? They run a range of free courses for Islington residents who are in receipt of benefits, including ESOL, literacy, numeracy, computing and many vocational courses. see  for further details.   

Checking your benefit entitlements

If you are worried about how your benefits will be affected if you get a job, contact our Income Maximisation Team on 0800 731 8081 or email claimit@islington.gov.uk, so you can make sure that going back to work does pay.

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