Enablement Officer Walk in Clinic

Find out about our upcoming weekly walk in clinic with LIC's Enablement Officer, Eileen.

The purpose of this upcoming new service is to provide specialist support and capacity to those living with complex needs and to reduce these vulnerabilities through early intervention. We aim to:

  • Reduce social isolation and loneliness
  • Prevent homelessness and ensure access to appropriate housing
  • Maximise financial position
  • Optimise physical health
  • Support independence and enhancing quality of life
  • Enhance mental wellbeing
  • Foster connection to the Irish community

Our walk in enablement service launches on 26th September and will be open between 10am – 4pm every Monday.

What is an Enablement Officer?

An Enablement officer is dedicated to providing support to individuals facing three or more areas of significant vulnerability who may be lacking support, nearing crisis or be feeling isolated.

What might make someone in need of support?

  • Physical or mental health issues
  • Disability and/or differently abled
  • Poverty, debt or homelessness
  • Substance misuse or close family of a alcohol or substance misuser
  • Fear/risk of abuse
  • Social isolation and/or Loneliness.

If you are struggling with three or more of these issues you may benefit from working with our Enablement Officer.

What might the enablement officer help me with?

The Enablement Officer will listen to you and identify areas where the London Irish Centre might be able to support or signpost you, such as providing housing or benefits advice, food or financial support, statutory services advocacy, social opportunities or any other activity that might help improve your mental or physical wellbeing.

If you think you might benefit from a chat with our Enablement Officer, pop by the London Irish Centre between 10am-4pm on Mondays for a chat or email [email protected]

This service is funded by BIG Lottery Reaching Communities.

Upcoming Enablement Activity

Join us on the below dates for a Wellbeing Walk, which start at 2pm from the Kennedy Hall and last about an hour. All are welcome to join these free walks.

Wednesday 28th September

Guide: Richard Cohen

Discovering Kings Cross- new and old. After a short bus ride from the Centre, we will walk down the canal towpath, learning about Gasholder Park, Granary Square, the Camley St Nature Reserve and other landmarks in the regenerated Kings Cross. Walk ends at Kings Cross station.

Wednesday 5th October

Guide: Susan Hahn

Discovering the heritage at Caledonian Park via Agar Grove. The park has been a centre for radical protest in the 1830s, a meat market for London and a world famous for bric a brac, enticing both Greta Garbo and the Queen Mother to visit. Now a newly attractive park for locals with a cafe. Walk ends near Caledonian Road tube station.

Wednesday 12th October

Circular walk from Camden Square, including St Martin’s Gardens and All Saints Church, discovering famous Camden Town connections with Charles Dickens, and Conan Doyle, and hearing about the last duel fought in England. Discover the hidden history of Camden!