Support for Families Outreach and Engagement Family Resources Our Offer Islington Parent Forum

Support for Families

We have been working with family carers for over 65 years and can offer a comprehensive and preventative information, advice and advocacy support service around Health and Social Care, Welfare Benefits and Education (not direct support in school or at meetings). We also run regular support groups, workshops and activities as well as small and large family events throughout the year.

A new out-of-hours service for working family carers is now available -  Late Wednesday evening phone advice (07976049594) and 1:1 support on Saturdays (by appointment only).

Weekly outreach drop-ins are now offered in different settings (term time only). To find out more about days and locations call 02076971325.


The Supporting Families Team can help you with:

Best start in life

Centre 404 supports families of babies and young children with disabilities

We offer

  • A listening ear
  • Support with understanding disability
  • Informatoin and advice in knowing your rights and accessing the right service for your child
  • Support in getting the right benefits at the right time

Call us on 020 7697 1325 or 020 7697 1336 to make an appointment to meet one of our trained Supporting Families Workers who will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.


Centre 404 works to improve the health and wellbeing of parent/family carers

We offer

  • Information about looking after yourself
  • Opportunities to get involved and meet other parents
  • Whole family social events and activities
  • Workshops to develop skills and knowledge
  • Volunteering opportunities such as becoming a 'buddy' and admin roles

Call us on 020 7697 1336 and speak to our friendly team for more information and advice or to make an appointment.

Life's Transitions

Centre 404 helps you as your child moves through the different stages in life

We offer Information, Advice, Support and Advocacy on:

  • Early years
  • Childhood
  • Moving into adulthood
  • Living as an adult

Income Maximisation - Money Matters

What you may be entitled to

We offer

  • Information and support around welfare benefits including DLA/PIP and other disability related benefits
  • Support and advocacy around Direct Payments and Personal Budgets
  • Information on returning to work including volunteering opportunities to develop existing and new skills

Click here to download an UK benefit guide and find out what you might be entitled to

Call us on 020 7697 1325 or 020 7697 1336 to make an appointment to meet one of our trained Supporting Families Workers who will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.


Meeting other carers and how to have my say 

We run a wide range of workshops and social activities that will enable you to meet with others, share information and chat about issues that affect you. As a family carer of a person with disability it is important to have your say and make sure that services in the borough are appropriate to you and to the needs of the person you care for.  At Centre 404 we offer many different ways for family carers to get involved. 

See our calendar of events here

  • Islington Parent Carer Forum (Talking Shop) – This important meeitng takes place every two months and is a chance for you to discuss matters that are important to you, participate in consultations and comment on developments in local and national disability services. Join us and help shape Islington Disability Services!

Click here to see meeting dates for 2017 or download poster

  • The Islington Parent Action Group - a formal strategic group that acts as the steering group for the Parents Forum, Parents decide topic and speakers for the forum. Parents need to be elected onto the group and will represent the members in the borough strategic groups.

Click here to see meeting dates for 2017 or download poster

  • ASC for Tea - This is an opportunity for you to meet other parents/carers of a child or young person with autism accros London. It is a place to support one another and to share information and advice. 

Click here to see meeting dates for 2017 or download poster

  • Family Carers Reference Group – Come along and have your say on the big issues facing people with learning disabilities and their families in Islington (such as Housing, Health Care Services, Fulfilling Lives/Activities, Personal Budgets, Staff Training, Social Care Management, Education and Employment).

Click here to see meeting dates for 2017 or download poster

  • Family Members Reference Group - This is a chance for carers in Camden to influence the planning, development and delivery of services. It is an opportunity to hear about what the Council has been doing and feedback to them about your experiences.

Click here to see meeting dates for 2017 or download poster

  • Focus Groups - we hold regular focus groups on services that matter to family carers to enable professionals to receive direct feedback from service users. This group also allows family carers to make suggestions about the services that they use.

Currently free for carers living in Islington and Camden. Call 020 7697 1325 or 020 020 7697 1336 for more information.

For a full listing of our events click here

Workshops and family events 

Come along and join in our friendly and informal workshops and social events available for family carers who would like to learn more about carers' rights, rights of the individuals you care for, coping strategies and planning for the future, or simply spend a relaxing day with family.

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