Tier 2 and continuing support in the community

Now London has entered the Tier 2 alert for Covid-19 our Centre in Central Street is closed to the general public but certain services will remain open which are outlined below. Anyone entering the building must wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking. 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.  

At the Centre

We continue to offer a Lunch Club 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. If you would like to attend Lunch Club it must be booked in advance as spaces are limited due to social distancing measures. Transport to and from the Centre for those with mobility issues is still available. Please call 020 7549 8181 for details.

Lunch Club menu 12th October
Lunch Club menu 19th October 

Along with lunch club the following is also available at the Centre:

  • Our Online Centre can be pre-booked by one person at a time.
  • Central Street Café remains open to the public Monday to Friday from 8am-3pm.
  • Outdoor activities, eg gardening, can continue in groups no larger than six people.
  • We offer telephone befriending for any resident feeling lonely or anxious.
  • Support groups of up to 15 participants will be set up and promoted over the coming weeks.
  • Online and remote classes and activities are being set up, details to follow on this website and our social media channels.
  • Telephone helpline for any bookings or advice - 9.30am-5.30pm, 020 7549 8181.

Other support for our community

We continue to work with our partners and volunteers to deliver the following community support during this difficult time:

  • Food parcels to registered recipients;
  • 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. 

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.