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During the most recent Residents Support Scheme (RSS) meeting in January, the following relevant offers for Islington residents were mentioned.
Financial support of up to £650 a year is available for people over the age of 60, with awards paid quarterly by cheque.
Awards are at the discretion of the trustees.
If you are working with someone who you think could benefit from this additional help, please get in touch with Victor Momodu at Cripplegate Foundation. We will ask you to complete a short assessment form which will be submitted to St Sepulchre.
The Covid Winter Grant Scheme launched in December and is aimed at assisting vulnerable families with children and other vulnerable residents, who have been particularly affected by the pandemic.
It focuses on supporting families through the winter months by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials, so every child will be warm and well fed.
The council has implemented a variety of support initiatives for residents since the scheme started, including provision of food vouchers to children eligible for free school meals, delivery of food parcels to residents in need, subsistence payments for heating, food and clothing.
Government funding for the scheme ends in March. Residents looking to access food support from community food projects can access details in this directory.
Bright Sparks is Islington’s Reuse and Repair Shop that brings small electrical items back to life. The shop is run by the social enterprise DigiBridge and sells and repairs small electrical items.
Bright Sparks has been running a Re-use & Repair Project in the last few months, thanks to lottery funding. The project is aimed at supporting families negatively affected by Covid-19 and provides essential re-use household items, including electric cookers, washing machines, fridge freezers, sofas, etc for free.
RSS partner agencies can refer residents adversely affected by the pandemic. The project ends in mid-March. Please note that the store is currently closed due to lockdown restrictions which means residents are not able to use the in-store digital ambassadors.