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Offer help

There are lots of way to help. Find out how you can volunteer or donate

Become a 'We are Islington' volunteer 

There are lots of ways to help, including volunteering with local community groups or charities. 

If you/your business wants to help, please approach a local group or check out Voluntary Action Islington. You can also email: volunteer@vai.org.uk.  

Please ensure that any organisation that you help gives you advice on how to keep yourself and others safe. 

Can you donate to help someone who is struggling?

Please give to the Islington Giving Crisis Fund, which is being organised by local charity, Islington Giving. Every penny you give to this fund will go to people who are isolated, anxious and in most need of financial support through this crisis. 

Support if you are a local voluntary organisation

If you are a voluntary organisation or community centre that is continuing to provide service or activity and are happy for us to share details of this with residents in the local area please let us know your details.

Become a COVID-19 Health Champion

Why?

COVID-19 continues to impact us all in Camden and Islington.
Measures taken in response to the pandemic are adapting over time and can be quite confusing. So, we want to make sure that everyone understands how to keep safe. We also want to make sure that everyone has a reliable source to turn to for help and support during these challenging times. This could be you.
Above all else, we want to empower communities to make informed choices about how to reduce the risks of COVID-19 and keep safe.

What is a COVID-19 Champion?

As a COVID-19 Health Champion you will provided with the latest and most up to date guidance on COVID-19 including on:

  • NHS Test and Trace
  • Social distancing
  • Self-isolation
  • Shielding

 You will also get to do COVID-19 Good Conversations Training for FREE. This virtual training helps you to Make Every Contact Count (MECC) by helping you to develop and enhance the skills required for good conversations is these very challenging times. These new skills will support you to empower your friends, families and other community members to make informed choices about reducing risk and staying safe in relation to COVID-19.

As part of this training you will also learn how to identify when a resident might need health and wellbeing support or work, income and housing related support. Through good conversations you will be able to signpost friends, families and community members to appropriate support and services.

After you are all trained up you can be involved as little or as much as you want with the COVID-19 health Champion network. For example, we will support you to carry out the role with weekly online drop-in sessions and provide you with information packs.

Who can be a COVID-19 Health champion?

Anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in Camden and Islington.

How do I sign up?

Email: CHC@islington.gov.uk

COVID-19 Health champion leaflet

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