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New COVID restrictions take effect from Monday 13th December. For the most part, our services will remain unaffected, our customer and repairs teams will be working as usual. However, due to the amended restrictions more of us are having to work from home. This means that customers who would like to meet with us in person in the office must book an appointment in advance.

Advice and useful links (COVID-19)

We know this is a difficult time and we are doing everything we can to help our residents. We've compiled additional advice, links and tips to help you, your loved ones and your community during the Coronavirus pandemic. These are assistance given by local authorities and local aid groups, mental health support, managing stress and anxiety, dealing with domestic abuse, discussing the Coronavirus with children, managing finances and budgeting, healthy recipes and cooking on a budget, links to foodbanksexercise and gym-free workouts, supporting older people and ways to help in your community.

 

Help from local authorities

The local Council Community Hubs listed below will help residents and business receive the information, advice and support needed - including food referral vouchers, employment support and more.

 

London borough of Brent

  1. Council COVID hub https://www.brent.gov.uk/council-news/march-2020/coronavirus-what-we-are-doing-to-help-you/
  2. Sufra Foodbank https://www.sufra-nwlondon.org.uk/
  3. Brent foodbank https://brent.foodbank.org.uk/

 

London borough of Ealing

  1. Council COVID hub https://www.ealing.gov.uk/coronavirus
  2. Local support group https://ealingtogether.org/
  3. Ealing foodbank https://ealing.foodbank.org.uk/

 

London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

  1. Council COVID hub https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/health-and-care/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice
  2. Local support groups https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/health-and-care/public-health/get-touch-local-support-group
  3. Local support group https://www.fulhamgoodneighbours.org/
  4. Free, impartial and confidential support for local residents http://cahf.org.uk/
  5. Hammersmith and Fulham foodbank https://hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk/

 

London borough of Harrow

  1. Council COVID hub https://www.harrow.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19
  2. Harrow foodbank https://harrow.foodbank.org.uk/
  3. Harrow Council hotline https://harrowcarers.org/coronavirus/

 

London borough of Hounslow

  1. Council COVID hub https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/coronavirus

The following independent emergency food charities operate in Hounslow: 

 

  1. Volunteers service, sign up to refer isolated older people who need help GoodGym | Sign up
  2. Mutual Aid Group http://www.facebook.com/groups/HounslowMutualAid/
  3. Citizens Advice Bureau Citizens Advice Hounslow (hounslowcabs.org.uk)
  4. Debt advice and budgeting support Make a Referral — Crosslight (crosslightadvice.org)
  5. Debt advice and budgeting support: make a self-referral via 020 8321 6300 or talk@themulberrycentre.co.uk
  6. Domestic abuse, sexual violence, counselling and support service calling 020 8577 6059 or emailing infoascent@eachcounselling.org.uk
  7. Domestic abuse, sexual violence, counselling and support service calling 07810 031 780 or emailing community.safety@hounslow.gov.uk
  8. Council Mental Health support services 020 8583 3003 (Ext 1) or emailing AdultMentalHealth@hounslow.gov.uk
  9. Hounslow wellbeing network Hounslow Wellbeing Network - West London NHS Trust
  10. Adult social care Adult social care | London Borough of Hounslow

 

London borough of Kensington and Chelsea

  1. Council COVID hub https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19
  2. Kensington and Chelsea foodbank https://kensingtonchelsea.foodbank.org.uk/

 

Foodbanks

Foodbanks generally need a referral from a support agency or professional. This is something we can help you with. Please contact us so we can assist you with this.

  1. Find a foodbank near you https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank

 

Protecting your mental health 

  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799 
  2. https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/staying-at-home
  3. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/
  4. Teen mental health: Teen Mental Health - A Guide for Parents | (mytutor.co.uk)

 

Stress and anxiety management

  1. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/reduce-stress/
  3. https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/4667/how-to-manage-stress_2015.pdf
  4. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/16-ways-relieve-stress-anxiety

 

Talking to children about Coronavirus

  1. https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/ 
  2. https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/talking-to-children
  3. https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

 

Domestic abuse

  1.  https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/

 

Exercise and gym-free workouts  

  1. https://www.verywellfit.com/best-ways-to-exercise-at-home-1231142
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-home-cardio-workout/
  3. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/gym-free-exercises/

 

Exercise and gym-free workouts for older people 

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/everyday-fitness/senior-workouts#minute-strength-routine
  2. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/exercise/simple-exercises-inactive-adults/
  3. https://www.nursenextdoor.com/blog/6-easy-and-safe-exercises-for-seniors/

 

Befriending charities

  1. Age UK https://www.ageuk.org.uk/eastlondon/our-services/befriending/
  2. People First https://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/going-out-staying-in/things-to-do/befriending-services/
  3. Be Friend London https://befriend.london/

 

Helping older people

  1. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/discover/2020/03/ways-to-help-older-people-coronavirus/
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/loneliness-in-the-elderly-how-to-help/

 

Supporting your community 

  1. https://nextdoor.co.uk
  2. https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/
  3. https://localgiving.org/ 
  4. https://www.nationalcareforce.co.uk/
  5. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/

 

Managing finances and budgeting 

  1. https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money
  2. https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/finance-housing-debt-money-unemployment-worries
  3. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/if-you-cant-pay-your-bills-because-of-coronavirus/

 

Healthy recipes and cooking on a budget

  1. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-easy-budget-family-meals
  2. https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/collections/on-a-budget.html
  3. https://www.tinybudgetcooking.com/recipes

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