Cost of living support
The price of energy, food and bills are all rising and many of us are feeling worried about our finances. You might even find yourself in a position you have never experienced before. There are services and advice that can help, some of which depend on your circumstances. Find information on this page.
Benefits and support
Find out what benefits and support you are entitled to as an Islington resident.
Money and debt advice
Advice and support to help you manage your money, debt and other finance matters
Find out how we can help you save money by cutting down on your energy and water bills
Help with childcare and family costs
Financial support to help with the cost of childcare including our childcare bursary, free school meals, uniform grant and free early learning.
For friendly advice on benefits, help with bills and other ways to make your money go further
Warm community spaces
Warm community spaces are open across the borough where residents can go during the day to keep warm as the weather gets colder
Islington Hardship Fund
A short-term fund for people in work who rent their home and do not get Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.
Cost of Living payment
From 8 November, you may receive an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits
Free independent advice
Get help and support around debt, benefits and housing.
Local food banks
There are food banks in Islington that can help you and your family access essential supplies and free cooked meals
Worried about becoming homeless
Don't postpone, contact the Housing Aid team today if you might become homeless.
Cost of living scams
How to protect yourself from criminals who are using the cost of living crisis to steal personal details through cold calls, emails, texts and online ads
Help for Households
Due to increasing costs of energy and food and rising inflation, the government is offering 'help for households'. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.
Cost of doing business support
Practical resources and support to help you adapt and navigate the rising cost of doing business
Get money off your council tax bill
Find out if you may be entitled to a reduction in your council tax payments
Money worries can be stressful, find out about the mental health support available.