Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association.

Islington and Shoreditch Housing Group (ISHA) is a community and neighbourhood based Housing organisation managing and developing quality affordable housing for people in North and East London, especially in Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

ISHA consists of Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association, with subsidiaries being Lien Viet Housing Association and Urban Style Ltd.

Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association is smaller and more local than many other housing associations operating in London. We want ISHA to stand out of the crowd as a special housing association, that: Consistently provides excellent services, listens and acts upon feedback from our customers, continually improves the efficiency quality and value of our services, goes the extra mile to make sure things get done quickly.

We work in close co-operation with our local authorities, the Homes and Communities Agency, the Tenant Services Agency, and other local Housing Associations, including Black and Minority Ethnic, special needs Housing Associations and co-operatives. Investment in development is provided by the Homes and Communities Agency. ISHA leads the North River Alliance (NRA), which is a consortium of north and east London community based housing associations.

Employment Support:

Two strands to the service:

Employment Support for ISHA and Lien Viet tenants - mainly consisting of advertising opportunities and signposting to employment support and advice


Mitie (construction) Ltd, who provide ISHA's reactive repairs service, offer apprenticeships and work experience to residents of ISHA's key boroughs (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest). Thier repairs service is co-located at ISHA's premises. or

We work in partnership with council-led services such as the iWork and Youth Careers Team in Islington, Hackney Works and Steps into Work in Waltham Forest to help people find work, training and employment support. 

We also have contacts with specialist organisations such as ScopeMental Health Working and the Richmond Fellowship, which help people with disabilities or mental health needs back to work.

Who to contact

0300 131 7300 0300 131 7300
Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association
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102, Blackstock Road
N4 2DR

Time / date details

Opening times/date
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Other Details

Can I refer myself?
Referral not required
Referral Details

For employment support: any ISHA or LV tenant or their household members are eligible for the service and

For Mitie: any resident of Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest is eligible.

Clients can self-refer

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