Re-opening the Centre and continuing support in the community

Our Centre in Central Street is slowly starting to open and as always our priority is supporting those who are most vulnerable in our community, including frail and isolated pensioners, residents experiencing financial difficulties and households affected by sickness. Our outreach services, including lunch delivery, food packages and telephone befriending, for those living locally will continue. 

At the Centre

We are offering a limited Lunch Club open to those older members who feel ready to come to the Centre. We have strict social distancing measures in place throughout the Centre and have employed a full time cleaner. We have moved the Club Room to the Garden Room so people do not need to use the lift. Members will have use of our large Garden Room and can chat at a distance before and after lunch, and we are running some activities including Bingo and Hoy. If you would like to attend Lunch Club it must be booked in advance as spaces are limited due to social distancing measures. Please call 020 7549 8181 for details. 

Lunch club menu for w/c 10th August.

Continued support in the community

We continue to support those who need to isolate in their homes with our existing services, working with our partners and volunteers to deliver the following community support during this difficult time:

  • Nutritious lunches delivered to homes five days a week;
  • Food parcels available for delivery and collection;
  • Telephone befriending for those feeling isolated;
  • Use of computers in our online centre, just ask at reception;
  • Small amounts of essential printing and photocopying can be done by appointment;
  • Emergency Cloudesley welfare grants for those with long-term health problems;
  • Volunteering opportunities to support your community;
  • Information Helpline 020 7549 8181 from 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.

If you need to know more about any of these services, please ring the Helpline. Priority will be given to those in greatest need living in our south Islington area of benefit.

St Luke’s will be following Public Health guidance in the delivery of all its services including social distancing, hand washing and working from home whenever possible. Keep up-to-date with current information on this website.

Central Street Cafe is also open Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, offering a takeaway menu. Customers are welcome to sit in our rearranged Cafe area or roof terrace to enjoy their food, where social distancing and cleaning measures are in place. For August we are part of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, so there are 50% discounts on food and drinks when you eat in. View the menu August here.

In the meantime we will be updating InstagramTwitter and Facebook with information about what is going on at St Luke's. Please like and share our posts.

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.