Coronavirus support and advice


Information and support

If you need medical help: call NHS 111 or go to NHS 111 online.

If you’re struggling: visit www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support for official government guidance and information on a range of issues, including staying safe, paying bills, going to work, housing, getting food, and mental health and wellbeing.

For local information and support from Islington Council, visit the council Coronavirus web page or call the We Are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222 or minicom on 020 7527 1900. Lines are open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) here.


Our services

Due to the current situation, we are not open to the public and many of our usual activities have been suspended. We will continue to follow government guidelines to decide when it is safe and appropriate to re-open the centre.

We are running our Food Hub so local residents experiencing food poverty can receive a weekly food bag during the lockdown and beyond. We are also supporting local residents to start local food co-ops run for and by them, with the aim to reduce food bills and food waste through bulk buying and accessing food surplus.

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Online activities: Click here to find out about our growing number of online activities available.

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If you are in a desperate situation or know someone who is, please contact We Are Islington line on 020 7527 8222 to apply to the Resident Support scheme.

For more information on how we can support you if you are shielding or experiencing food poverty, please contact us on 020 7690 1300 or email info@elizabeth-house.org.uk.


Support us

DONATE TO FUND VITAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT: 

We need your help. Elizabeth House’s income has dropped significantly and to keep providing a Food Hub and some online activities, we urgently need to raise as much funding as we can. Your donation will help us help those who really need it.

DONATE FOOD TO ELIZABETH HOUSE: 

Drop off donations of non perishable food at Elizabeth House on Monday to Thursday between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm. We are also accepting donations of small gifts (e.g. chocolates, toiletries, oil diffusers) for Christmas hampers.

Since 23 March 2020, with funding support from the London Community Foundation, the Martin Lewis Coronavirus Emergency Fund and the Arsenal Foundation, Elizabeth House has distributed over 2,500 food parcels, including more than 4,000 cooked meals, benefiting over 500 residents in the local community. To do this, we have been supported by over 80 community volunteers, packing and distributing food parcels. With the help of amazing community volunteers, we prepare food and care parcels which are distributed to people living in Highbury, the Blackstock Road area, Finsbury Park and Drayton Park areas.

A massive thank you for supporting the food hub to:

London Community Foundation, Martin Lewis Coronavirus Emergency Fund, Islington Council, Rogers Removals, Highbury Mutual Aid Group, GMG Gurdwara, the Felix Project, Girasole Taste of Italy, Food for All, the Castle Food Service, Made in Hackney, Abel & Cole, OddBox, White Brothers greengrocers, Islington People’s Army, Octopus Communities team, Arsenal Supermarket, Seasons and Blossom, Franks Canteen, Highbury East Labour Party, Innocent Drinks, volunteers from St Vincent de Paul’s food bank, our partner community hubs (especially Brickworks and Hornsey Lane Community Centre) and other local businesses and organisations for contributing food, money, resources, time, moral support and more.

Valerie, Megan, Stuart, Libby, Nick, Miranda, Bertrand, Jake, Martin, Savannah, Lily, Jodie, Eloise, Edie, Tommy, Julien, Shauni, Georgie, Faye, Sam, Paola, Mary, Zia, Helen, Nancy, Justin, Sue, Morna, Andy, Zoe, Felix, Celia, Bash, Dylan, Judith, Maisie, Mary, Sophie, Jez, Sam, Chris, Jackie, Mark, Michael, Parmjit, Amy Lara, Gina, Bel, Lee, Fran, Anna, Ruby, Zoe, Alex, Orianna, Ania, Lee Anne, Tony, Agnes, Rodrigo, Catriona, Hannah, Conner, Geraldine, Liesbet, Antonia, Ellina, Tegen, Ed, Kitty, Siobhan, Alice, Estella, Sara, Edie, Emma, Sophie, Isher and the many more volunteers who have helped on a less regular basis but still made a difference to the local community.

Many, many local residents who brought in food donations and contributed to making good food and care parcels. And to the many local residents who organised food collection in their street and completed the Fill a Box Challenge. We could not have made the funding last as long as it did.