Update from St Luke's Sadly St Luke’s Community Centre closed its doors to the public on Friday 20th March. This is a challenging time for everyone and our priority at present is to keep our community safe. We are working within Government guidelines and hope to open as soon as safely possible to welcome our community back through our doors. We are acutely aware of the elderly and vulnerable people who regularly use our facilities and need our support even when we are not open. As long as we can with limited staff we will: Provide daily meals which will be delivered to older and vulnerable regular service users identified by our over 55s team; Maintain telephone contact with those members who are vulnerable and living on their own; Offer supplies of goods from kind donations to those we know who are most in need. Both the Local Authority and NHS have requested to use the Centre as a distribution centre which they will co-ordinate themselves and will not involve the public coming to the building. The closure of the Centre will be reviewed regularly over the coming weeks. Keep up-to-date with current information on this website. In the meantime we will be posting tips and links on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook of activities we think would interest our community and keep them entertained at this time. Please follow us and hit ‘like’ and comment if you see them - suggestions are always welcome! We wish all our supporters the very best at this difficult time and we look forward to seeing you in the Centre when we open again. We are Islington helpline This has now been set up for resident’s who may be struggling to cope at the moment, or concerned about someone they know. Please ask them to contact 020 7527 8222. Lines are open every day from 9am – 5pm. Minicom: 0207 527 1900. Email: [email protected] Guidance from Islington Council We are following the last guidance from Islington Council which is available here. St Luke's Community Centre reception is normally open: Monday - Friday 9am-9 pmSaturday & Sunday 9am-4 pm Central Street Cafe is open every weekday 8am-5pm, and at weekends 9am-5pm. We welcome visitors to our Centre, and there's always something going on. There is our bustling Central Street Cafe where you can get some delicious food and drink, knowing that all income goes towards the services and activities at St Luke's. There are regular community classes at our Cookery School at the back of our Centre, where locals of all ages can learn all about healthy home cooking and avoiding food waste. Over 55s can enjoy a subsidised lunch in our dining room every day, or join in one of many classes and groups taking place, including exercise, gardening and art. Anyone in the area can become a member of St Luke's and enjoy a wide range of social activities and benefits. We also offer several kids after school and school holiday classes and events, support for those seeking employment, and advice and counselling for anyone in need in the area. There really is something for everyone at St Luke's Community Centre.