Help on Your Doorstep

Add to CPD

Help on Your Doorstep (HOYD) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Islington, especially those who are vulnerable and isolated. By identifying people who may be at risk, the service provides early support to prevent the need for later crisis interventions. It works in partnership with other voluntary and public services working in Islington and aims to connect people to the help that is available to them.

Connect Service

HOYD's Connect service teams provide information and referrals to specialist advice organisations and services. They can help with a wide range of issues including:

  • children, young people and families including family support and youth or play activities
  • domestic violence
  • employment and learning including employment support, skills and qualifications and volunteering opportunities
  • health and wellbeing including disability/mobility support, drug or alcohol misuse, physical health, mental health and wellbeing
  • housing including disrepair, risk of homelessness, home safety and fuel costs
  • legal problems
  • money including debt, welfare benefits and financial hardship.

Social Prescribing

HOYD SPLWs also operate in the North 1 and Central 2 PCN areas.
Please visit the Islington PCN SPLW page for more information.

Eligibility criteria


Islington residents and patients

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, Anyone can refer or signpost to this service.


GPs and other practice staff can provide patients with the details below and they can contact HOYD at a local office, either in person, by phone or by email.

t: 020 3931 6080



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