Our community and care activities in Islington are significant.
We have a number of community spaces on estates in the borough, with the Hugh Cubitt Centre at our Priory Green Estate near Kings Cross being the most recognisable. We took this estate on in a stock transfer from Islington Council in 1998 and were able to invest in the estate and landscaping and the provision of new purpose-built community facilities.
We provide over 450 supported housing places for people with complex needs and vulnerabilities. Our facility on Dingley Road is a specialist supported living service for people with learning disabilities and has been open for just over a year. You can hear from residents about the positive impact of the service here.
We work closely with many agencies in the borough, including Islington Council, the NHS, the police and charitable and community groups, to understand people’s needs and help make a difference to people’s lives.
We have worked closely with Islington Council to transform the old Visitors’ Centre at the Holloway Prison site into a 24-hour homeless shelter to provide housing for rough sleepers in Islington and Camden. Due to COVID-19 the homeless shelter has been temporarily closed and all residents have been found more suitable accommodation. Read more about the homeless shelter here.
We have a dedicated young people’s service as well as tailored programmes to prevent homelessness, help people who have experienced domestic abuse or who have mental health issues. Watch our film talking to people living at Eagle Dwellings here – our specialist scheme for single homeless people on City Road.
Our financial inclusion team offers support to Peabody residents to not only help people sustain their tenancies but also to prosper and succeed. In partnership with Islington Council, local community centres and the Citizens Advice Bureaux, they offer tailored support for people, including those who are struggling with how the Universal Credit system is currently working.
Working with the community