Islington People’s Rights (IPR) is delivering additional targeted specialist advice in welfare benefits to residents most affected by Covid-19, through the IPR Enable project. Islington residents have faced major challenges since March 2020, with many needing urgent support in relation to welfare benefits. IPR is providing additional targeted specialist advice in welfare benefits, particularly to those with mental health issues, and to those with other disabilities. The IPR Enable project focuses on supporting disabled residents, and those with underlying health conditions who have been at high risk in relation to Covid-19, and been shielding at certain points. Many live alone and, given their mental health issues, have struggled over recent months. Those with low literacy and IT skills need extra support to access benefits. IPR is meeting the increased demand for welfare benefits advice and casework support through additional casework capacity, plus technological enhancements. We are offering tailored welfare benefits advice, support and representation to additional vulnerable individuals in Islington. If you need help with welfare benefits issues, get help through the IPR Enable project. Contact the IPR Advice Line on 020 7561 3685 (Option 1) on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday between 2pm and 4pm.
This project was funded by the Trust for London, through the London Community Response Fund, and ran to 31st March 2021.