About the forum

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

    • IPF AGM 2019

      18 July 2019 Committee Room 1, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street

      You are welcome to our AGM on Thursday 18 July when we will elect our committee for the following year.

    • IT and Smartphone classes

      07 August 2019 IPF hall, 1A Providence Court, Providence Place, N1 0RN

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

    • Islington Pensioners Forum

      20 June 2019 Committee Room 1, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street

      10.30am-12pm Speaker: Arthur Torrington, Chair of the Windrush Foundation.

    • Wednesday Lunches

      10 July 2019 IPF Hall,
      N1 0RN.

      Every Wednesday – from 1pm to 3pm A chance to meet and eat together, to chat and plan for future events (like our outings).

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