Islington People's Rights

Islington People's Rights

At a glance


  • Counselling / advice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Human rights
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Substance misuse

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The organisation provides a free, high quality, independent welfare rights and debt service which helps local people maximise their incomes, enforce their rights and their potential as equal citizens. We help the most vulnerable residents, both in Islington and neighbouring boroughs, notably those with; disabilities, mental health issues, addiction issues and ex-offenders. We are strongly committed to reducing poverty and the effects of debt, and our work has enabled many Islington residents to maximise their income and get out of debt, clearly a positive impact on the whole community.


Islington People's Rights (IPR) delivers independent advice on welfare benefits and debt. We provide a core service, which includes a telephone advice line 3 times a week. We deliver several outreach sessions across the London Borough of Islington where the community can access information and advice. The advice we offer ranges from basic one off advice up to complex specialist advice, casework and representation. Resolving issues related to welfare benefits and others linked to income maximisation, can ensure others like rent arrears are dealt with, and eviction and homelessness averted.

Over the years IPR has been successful in gaining funding from the London Borough of Islington, including for some outreach sessions. It provides a range of sources and outreach projects resulting in effective advice service provision, and has secured some funding from other sources. Most of IPR's services are focussed on the most vulnerable members of society within the borough, notably those with mental health issues, linked to drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes, and at the 2 Islington Prisons; Pentonville and Holloway. IPR is a successful independent advice service, committed to reducing poverty and empowering residents of Islington and neighbouring boroughs.

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