Getting good advice and support with any issue can make a lot of difference to feeling good and staying healthy. Whether you need advice about benefits, housing, finance, legal issues or your health, getting the right advice at the right time is invaluable. Here are a few organisations in the borough that offer free and low cost advice and support. Some GP practices operate a Citizen Advice service in their surgery, so ask at your surgery reception if they are operating one.

AGE UK EAST LONDON

Information and advice services for people over 50. They also run a range of health and social activities across the borough, including their Age Well project.

020 7249 7149 / 0800 9179830
22 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ
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www.ageuk.org.uk/eastlondon

ALZHEIMERS’S SOCIETY - HACKNEY & CITY

Information, advice and peer group support for people with dementia and their carers.

020 8533 0091Unit 1 Ground Floor, 30 Felstead St
Hackney Wick, E9 5LG
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www.alzheimers.org.uk

BEERSHEBA-LIVING WELL

Peer-to-Peer support and advice for people living with, or at great risk of developing Diabetes. Free membership for City & Hackney residents.

07972 603026
Rosemary Jawara - Peer Educator
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www.beershebalivingwell.wordpress.com

CHOICE IN HACKNEY

Helping disabled people lead fuller lives through advocacy and the active lifestyle project, they also have a volunteers and befriending programme. Volunteers and befrienders help take members out and about.

020 7613 8130
Ground Floor, De Foe Block,
50 Hoxton St, N1 6LP
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www.choiceinhackney.org

CHIZUK

Chizuk’s aim is to help people and families in the Orthodox Jewish community who have mental health problems. Thy provide advice and advocacy services.

020 8800 7494
91-93 Stamford Hill, N16 5TP
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www.jewishmentalhealth.info

CITY & HACKNEY CARERS CENTRE

Advice, counselling, advocacy support for unpaid carers over 16. Support groups are once a month.

020 7923 8750
96-102 Springfield House,
5 Tyssen St, E8 2LZ
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www.hackneycarers.org.uk

CITY AND HACKNEY MIND

Counselling, advice on employment and volunteering, ESOL, Advocacy and IT classes for people suffering from mental distress.

020 8985 4239
8-10 Tudor Road, E9 7SN
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www.cityandhackneymind.org.uk

DAYMER

Advice and educational services with the family first project, for the Turkish/ Kurdish community.

020 7275 8440
Former Library, Howard Rd, N16 8PU
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www.daymer.org

DERMAN

A group for the Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot community, offering advice with welfare benefits including form filling, mental health support, practical and emotional health and short term counselling for people who have mild to moderate mental health problems.

020 7613 5944
66 New north Rd, N1 6TG
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www.derman.org.uk

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ABUSE COUNSELLING SERVICE (DASAC)

Counsellors and psychotherapists who provide 1 to 1 counselling, group & play therapy, workshop services to men and women who are survivors of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child abuse.

020 7253 8313
57 Napier Court
Cropley St
London N1 7HS
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www.dasac.org.uk

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TEAM HACKNEY COUNCIL

Advice, advocacy and counselling for survivors of domestic abuse, legal advice, housing etc. For anyone who lives, works or studies in Hackney.

020 8356 4459
110 Mare St, E8 1SG
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www.hackney.gov.uk/safer-communities-domestic-violence-support

ELOP (EAST LONDON OUT PROJECT )

Support and Social activities groups meeting weekly and bi monthly for the LGBT community, where you have a chance to meet friends, share experiences away from ‘the scene’ in a safe and welcoming environment.

020 8509 3898
56-60 Grove Road, E17 9BN
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www.elop.org

HACKNEY DIABETES CENTRE

Educational programmes, diabetes management and also a walking group.
Homerton Hospital
Homerton Row E9 6SR
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www.homerton.nhs.uk/our-services/diabetes

HACKNEY iCARE

Hackney iCare is a new local authority website that provides details of all the adult social care, health, cultural and wellbeing services across the borough. Hackney iCare is a free online resource available to anyone who would like to find out about activities and services in Hackney. If you don’t have a computer at home you can access iCare by using a computer at any library.

www.hackneyicare.org.uk

HACKNEY HEALTHWATCH

Do you have something to say about health and social care services in Hackney? Hackney Healthwatch is there to ensure you share your experience or your views, good or bad, about the health and social care services you have received or have tried to receive. Healthwatch can help if you want to make a complaint about a service. You can help shape or improve services for the future. All feedback is shared with those who design, plan and provide health and care services in Hackney.

020 7923 1962
84 Springfield House,
5 Tyssen Street, E8 2LY
www.healthwatchhackney.co.uk

HACKNEY MARSH PARTNERSHIP

Various projects which include, East Hackney Advice - welfare benefits, housing, debt, employment, immigration(level 1) + legal advice. They run a range of other activities including computer and internet training, activities for children adults and the elderly.

020 8525 6970
Kingsmead Kabin,
8-9 Kingsmead Way, E9 5QG
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www.hmp.org.uk

HACKNEY QUEST

Runs the project Family Quest, which is a free confidential listening and signposting service for people living in Hackney.

020 8533 5480 / 020 8533 0210
1 Poole Road, E9 7EA
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www.hackneyquest.org.uk

HACKNEY PEOPLE FIRST

A user led speak up group for adults with learning difficulties living in Hackney. Forum meetings once a month on the second Wednesday and weekly meetings on a Monday.

020 7812 9339
65 Dalston Lane E8 2NG
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www.hackneypeoplefirst.com

HEADWAY EAST LONDON

A support group for family member’s supporting a relative or friend with a brain injury.

020 7749 7790
Headway House, Timber Wharf, Block B
238-240 Kingsland Road E2 8AX
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www.headwayeastlondon.org

HOSPITAL & PRISON ACTION NETWORK (HPAN)

Work with people in and out of hospital and prison. Projects include early intervention for young people, aftercare for people out of hospital and prison, women empowerment groups, young people empowerment programme, befriending and advocacy.

07501 066097
Wally Foster Community Centre,
Homerton High Street, E9 5QB
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www.hospitalandprisonaction.org

HOXTON TRUST LEGAL ADVICE SERVICE

Legal advice and casework in the following areas of law: welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment, consumer and immigration.

020 7613 4174
156 Hoxton Street N1 6SH
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www.hoxtontrust.com

JEWISH CARE

Help and advice is provided to the Jewish community by Jewish Care, this includes benefit advice and support, legal and social care advice as well as how to get access to the full range of services. You need to become a member to access this service.

020 8922 2222 / 020 8442 7750
The Brenner Jewish Centre, Raine House,
91-93 Stamford Hill, N16 5TP
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www.jcare.org

LIFELINE

Advice and support services for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Daily drop in, yoga, football, reading group, drama group, gym passes, education, training and employment support. Choir, creative movement, access to vocational training courses.

020 8985 3757
17-20 Tudor Grove, E9 7QL
www.hackneydaat.org.uk

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NORTH LONDON MUSLIM COMMUNITY CENTRE

Advice service for the Muslim community including access to computers, printers, internet and telephone. Support with CV writing, back to work and employment support, ESOL, literacy, IT and childcare.

020 8806 1174 (ext 3)
66-68 Cazenove Road,
Stoke Newington N16 6AA
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www.nlmcc.org.uk

ST JOSEPH’S BEREAVEMENT SERVICE

Counselling offered to City and Hackney residents aged 18 to 50 and also bereaved relatives/carers of those who have died under the care of St Joseph’s hospice.

0300 3030400 (referral line)
St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street E8 4SA
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www.stjh.org.uk

PACE

Low cost counselling for the LGBT community and heterosexual people who are dealing with an LGBT issue within their family or relationship. Workshops for relationship support, couple counselling, men and domestic abuse.

020 7700 1323
34 Hartham Road N7 9JL
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www.pacehealth.org.uk

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POSITIVE EAST

Services for the HIV+ community and their carer’s, including advice on benefits, housing, employment and law. Counselling & psychotherapy, employability, African Communities Support group, HIV testing, Gay mens’ support group, and a recently diagnosed course.

020 7791 2855
159 Mile End Road, Stepney E1 4AQ
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www.iwantanHIVtest.org.uk

RISE COMMUNITY ACTION

Drop in service for women affected by domestic violence.

020 8806 6868 / 07528 793863
Hothouse, 274 Richmond Road, E8 3QW
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www.risecommunity.org.uk

SHOREDITCH TRUST

A maternity befriending service, called Bump Buddies, which provides antenatal support with appointments, counselling, parent craft sessions, labour preparation classes as well as postnatal support for women most at risk from poor health outcomes.

020 7033 8568
Units 1-2 Waterhouse,
8 Orsman Road N1 5QJ
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www.shoreditchtrust.org.uk/bump-buddies

SOCIAL ACTION FOR HEALTH

Advice to marginalised local residents on subjects such as healthy living initiatives, training and employment programmes.

020 8510 1970
Unit A (First Floor) Menthouse
1B Mentmore Terrace E8 3DQ
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www.safh.org.uk

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