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The Margins Project (Union Chapel)

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The Margins Project (Union Chapel)
The Margins Project
16b Compton Avenue
N1 2UN

Public phone: 020 7704 9050


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Drop-ins on a Monday and Wednesday (11am–2pm). Offer food, showers, laundry and clothes. Advice on benefits, debt management and housing. Winter Night Shelter from Jan. to Mar. Paid 3 month cafe training programme . Above is postal address – drop-in entrance from Compton Avenue at rear of Union Chapel.

Target group: Homeless or at risk of homelessness

Area served: Islington and surrounding areas.

How to contact: Drop-in (Limited during coronavirus pandemic. Please check website for up to date information) on Monday or Wednesday between 11 and 2 pm. Call or email if interested in training programme.


Monday: 11am-2pm (Women Drop In)


Wednesday: 11am–2pm (Mixed Drop In)




Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: No

Accessible toilets: No

Access notes: Ramped access to some parts of the building. No unassisted entrance for wheelchair users. Clothing store and showers downstairs, portacabin toilets outside and upstairs.

Other information

Languages other than English:

Charity number: 1153070 (CIO)

Year established: 1995

Staffing: 2 full time, 8 part time staff, volunteers at drop-ins and shelter

Public transport: Highbury and Islington tube - 5 minutes walk. Buses 4, 19, 30, 43, 271 - all stop outside premises

Record last checked: 14 January 2022


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