Island Advice Centre works within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets helping residents secure their statutory and legal rights, enabling them to improve their living standards and quality of life. Access to advice and advocacy is the core work of the organisation, helping people to stay above the poverty line, reduce stress and empower them to deal with their situations.

Located in Island House on the Isle of Dogs, their services include Drop-in advice sessions from Island House, Outreach advice sessions, Telephone advice service, advice volunteer opportunities, Advice work training and joint working

Specialist advice and casework in welfare rights, housing and debt.

“We have been happy to be part of this Tower Hamlets Health Advice Links partnership for over 15 years and know what an important contribution this service provides for the health and well-being of Tower hamlets residents.” Steph Dickinson, centre manager.

Island Advice Centre is part of the Tower Hamlets Health Advice Links Project offering social welfare advice based in GP surgeries.


Advice can be accessed in the surgeries on:

Chrisp Street Health Centre on Tuesday at 9-12

Spitalfield Practice on Monday 1-4pm

East one Health/Cable Street on Mondays 9-12pm (fortnightly)

Barkantine Practice on Wednesday 9-12pm (fortnightly)


Main office: Island House, Roserton Street, E14 3PG. Advice line: 020 7987 9379 (Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10am – 12pm)

Email: [email protected]


Key contacts:

Steph Dickinson – Centre Manager

Jo Ellis – Training Co-ordinator