Wild Places is all about bringing communities together, and outside! Through excursions and workshops this project offered the opportunity to experience, learn about and enjoy the plants, birds and wildlife around us.


The Peace Bag Project was a collaboration with the Islington Faiths Forum to raise awareness of Peace Week amongst children and young people. They used their imagination and creativity to personally design give-away cloth bags which were distributed during the Peace Week celebratory event.


Islington Health Works was a five year programme of activities aimed at improving the health of some of the most disadvantaged residents, through 18 projects run across 12 organisations.


The Summer of Change project was a partnership with the National Citizen Service, Platform and Changemakers. It engaged young people in a social action project, where they worked with a member of the Octopus Network to get involved in the design and implementation of their projects.


Advising Islington Together was designed to help advice organisations collaborate effectively with each other and improve the referral service for those seeking advice.


Inspiring Volunteering was run in collaboration with Voluntary Action Islington and was designed to improve organisations’ ability to manage and recruit volunteers.


We are delighted to be involved in the Power to Change's Community Business Peer Network programme.  The programme's network includes thirteen peer network professionals, who come together, to form a Community of Practice.

We love all the learning and sharing!


Career Orienteer is our unique and pro-active response to improving back to work support. At the heart of our approach is life-coaching.

We want to equip those individuals with the job-hunting and career development skills that will see clients not just into their next job, but which will serve them as a route map through the ups and downs of an entire working life.

Career Orienteer is delivered through an inter-agency collaboration between Octopus, Every Voice, Choices CIC, Islington Bangladesh Assocation and Islington Somali Community.