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London Irish Centre

The London Irish Centre (LIC) is the heart of the Irish community in London.

For sixty years, The LIC has been both supporting Irish people in London and promoting Irish arts and culture.

Our welfare service is the largest for Irish people outside of Ireland. Each year we work with thousands of people to improve their housing, income, access to health, and social inclusion opportunities. This service works to meet the diverse needs of the large Irish community in London.

We aim to help Irish people in crisis

Care for older members of the community through advice, Day Centres, social activities.

Help for recently arrivals

Promote Irish arts and culture

Fortnightly tea dance and social on Wednesdays.

Shelter Connect London Service and London Irish Centre.

Our Connect London Service is funded by London Councils and aims to prevent homelessness through early intervention for people over the age of 25.

We assist 5000 clients in housing need each year. The service offers face to face generalist welfare benefits and debt advice and specialist housing advice in London boroughs as well as a pan-London telephone advice line. We provide employment support and help to access accommodation through our partner St Mungo's Broadway. The service additionally inludes Link workers to help client's access holistic support via other local services.

We have a team of Advice, Support and Guidance Workers who deliver specialist housing advice, general debt and welfare advice to service users through a number of avenues including face to face drop in and outreach session, phone and email.

We work directly with St Mungo's who support our clients with:

Real Lettings - finding suitable private rented accommodation including securing PRS accommodation via property negotiators

Employment, Training and Education - Link them into employment, Training and Education oportunities.

In addition to this we are able to refer into a number of other Shelter Services such as : 

  • Shelter London Legal Team - For clients who are eligible for Legal Aid
  • Hackney Family Service - Aims to prevent homelessness and secure access to safe, affordable housing for families with complex needs in the borough of Hackney.
  • Shelter Funded Services ( based in Hackney) - To assist clients via telephone or face to face.

As the Connect London Service does not support under 25's, we try to support them through our Shelter Funded Services or signpost to Charities that do work withunder 25's such as New Horizons and Alone in London.

50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB
Area serviced:
Irish clients in London
020 7916 2222 (Main Office-London) 020 7372 4389 (Kilburn)
Opening times:
9am- 1pm , 2pm -5pm
Who is it for:
irish community
29, 253, 274
Camden Town (tube) / Camden Road (London Overground)
Metered parking is available directly outside the London Irish Centre.

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