About the forum

Contact us

email: ipf@islingtonpensionersforum.org
Telephone: 020 7226 7687
Address: 1A Providence Court, Providence Place, London N1 0RN

History & Organisation

We were founded in 1986 by Liz Mckeon who campaigned for pensioners to have a voice in their own affairs. IPF’s joint presidents are Jeremy Corbyn MP www.jeremycorbyn.org.uk who regularly attends the monthly Forum meetings and Lord Smith of Finsbury.

The office is staffed by a part-time worker and IPF volunteers under the guidance of the Chair and Secretary, Bob Collins and Dot Gibson, along with a committee elected annually at the AGM.


We are grateful to be supported and funded by Islington Council VCS & LIF & Community Chest grants who also provide means for our volunteers to produce our newsletter and to pay for a part-time worker. We are extremely grateful to Voluntary Action Islington for all their help and to our office volunteers, Myrna, David and David.

Hall for hire!

We have a community hall at our premises beside Screen on the Green, Upper Street for our meetings which can be hired by other groups from just £12 per hour. Call us on 020 7226 7687 or email at ipf@islingtonpensionersforum.org for more information.


We are affiliated to and work closely with local and national organisations including:
Islington Council
Voluntary Action Islington
Disability Action Islington
Music for People
Caribbean Labour Solidarity
Greater London Forum for Older People
National Pensioners Convention
Age UK Islington
Islington Community Network and the Mental Health Wellbeing Champions.


We partly rely on grants and donations so welcome any contributions that our supporters can offer in any way.

Latest news

  • Upcoming events

    • Islington Pensioners film show

      26 February 2020 IPF hall, N1 0RN

      Next film show on Wednesday 26 February 2pm. Buffet lunch from 1pm, film at 2pm in the Islington Pensioners Hall. “Looking for Eric” a comedy by Ken Loach, with footballer Eric Cantona.

    • IT and Smartphone classes

      19 February 2020 IPF hall, N1 0RN

      FREE – Every fortnight on a Wednesday from 3.30pm with Peter at the IPF Hall, 1A Providence Row, Providence Place, N1 0RN. Become a smart phone/tablet/computer whiz kid!! Astonish your friends and relations!! Guess what? They’re fun! And FREE!

    • Islington Pensioners Forum

      20 February 2020 Committee Room 1, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street

      10.30am-12pm Speaker: Jennette Arnold OBE – Greater London Assembly Member. Jennette’s Committees. Environment strategies and publications. Environment Committee.

    • Wednesday Lunches

      19 February 2020 IPF Hall, N1 0RN.

      Every Wednesday – from 1pm to 3pm. Come for a cheery lunch, cup of tea and a friendly chat.

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