At Manor Gardens we run services which reach a wide cross-section of our local population. We also work in partnership with local voluntary and community organisations, some of whom are also based at Manor Gardens. By signposting and supporting people we make sure that they get the best access to appropriate support that we can find.
We support older people to make new friendships and expand their social networks through matching them up with befriending volunteers who visit and phone them each week as well as help us take them on trips and events.
We work with refugees and newly arrived communities to help them access local services, particularly around health and wellbeing. We provide bilingual interpreters and advocacy and support people to attend appointments and fill out forms. Our Bright Beginnings service supports refugee pregnant women and mothers and our FGM work has helped to raise awareness and support women affected by FGM.
We give children aged between two and five the best start in life in our small setting. Our approach to early years learning was rated as Outstanding in All Areas by Ofsted in May 2016.
Our Stroke Service has been supporting people affected by strokes in Islington for over 30 years, whether they are a stroke survivor or care for someone who. Our one-to-one approach provides information, support and advice to enable people to live with their disabilities and take part in interesting and stimulating activites at our Stroke Club.
Our Wellbeing Service promotes physical and mental health for everyone and breaks down the stigma around mental health. We have a network of Mental Health Champions who raise awareness in the community and support individuals. The Wellbeing Service provides information and signposting to enable people to find the help they need. We help people learn how to eat healthily and take care of their physical health and our accredited Food Safety courses help people get into work.