List of Wandsworth organisations that are helping out around Covid-19.
Get in touch with them if you need help:
Wandsworth Coronavirus Community Hub: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/coronavirus/ (loads of info about Covid-19)
If you or someone you know needs support from Wandsworth Council about Covid-19, please contact: 0208 871 6555 or email@example.com
St. Mary’s Battersea - Coronavirus Angels
We help people who are self isolating or in need with their shopping, prescription and other services. We also provide a befriending service, or just someone to talk to. We are available 7 days a week so please do not hesitate to call us
07394 856557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age UK Wandsworth (over 60s)
Lots of support services for people in Wandsworth: DigiPals, Active Chats, Telephone Befriending.
For the full list please go to their website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/
Alzheimer's Society Dementia Support Service Wandsworth
Regular calls to people with dementia and their carers who need support. Information sent by email or post about dementia related issues.
Contact: email@example.com telephone: 020 8687 0922
Phone support is also available seven days a week from Dementia Connect support line 0333 150 3456
Open as usual. A2i Dyslexia will still be holding phone consultations, phone & email Dyslexia business support and answering general Dyslexia enquiries. All Dyslexia screenings and assessments are postponed until further notice as well as Children services including 1:1 tuition.
We are a small non for profit organisation run by parents/carers living and caring for a child or adult on the Autistic Spectrum, raising awareness and understanding from different perspectives, outreaching also to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME) and Dual Heritage Community tackling the taboos and myths around Autism. We offer a range of support in group sessions and 1:1, Due to COVID19 we have been hosting regular online coffee mornings, workshops and conferences.
Please check our website for more details. https://www.a2ndvoice.com/
Focusing our service on people living in SW17 and SE11 who are elderly or vulnerable, self-isolating and unable to shop for food.
People who would like a meal delivered to them can call us on 07397 288160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clients can access our service via our website where they will be directed to complete a Catch 22 Referral Form and send it to YPHealth.Office@catch-22.org.uk. Clients will be offered telephone counselling.
Citizens Advice Wandsworth
People can access specific Coronavirus information – e.g. recent changes to benefits and employment rights from a new webpage.
To speak to an adviser about claiming Universal Credit people should call the Help to Claim service on 0800 1448 444, or use webchat.
For all other advice queries people can self-refer using this online form, or call CAW’s Adviceline on 0300 330 1169.
Domestic Violence support:
As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, many victims of domestic abuse will face additional challenges and barriers to accessing support. While self-isolating, families are likely to spend extended periods of time with abusers, which potentially could escalate the threat of violent and abusive behaviour. Victims will be more isolated from the people and the resources that could help them.
Wandsworth Council Domestic Abuse Information Page: Wandsworth.gov.uk
Our service is now available across London, not just Lambeth and Southwark: A Listening Ear, free confidential service for anyone having at this time any difficulties or issues, could be anxiety, isolation, stress, on the frontline or key workers, loss, depression, any mental health, parents, special needs, to talk to 1 of the psychoanalysts. Within 24 hours. By phone or online.
Supported by the Psychosis Therapy project and associated Mind branches, also Maison Verte and Maudsley charity.
Contact by: https://facebook.com/listening.ear.3304 or Alisteningear197@gmail.com
Our face-to-face monthly meetings are temporarily suspended and we will re-start them as soon as possible. In the meantime, we plan to provide the same level of support over the next few months, via telephone, email, and virtual monthly meetings.
We offer two Zoom meetings a month but you will first need to contact the helpline to access this service 01189 403 160 please do so between 9am and 9pm.
Please email email@example.com for more information.
In response to the Coronavirus situation, from Monday we’ll be switching our food bank provision to home delivery only.
This is so we can continue to provide emergency food in a safe way to people in financial crisis who you refer to us.
Free school meals replacement
Children eligible for Free School Meals will be contacted by text or email with supermarket vouchers that they can redeem online or in store.
Currently delivering all 1-2-1 mentoring and counselling sessions online as well as youth groups. For new members who live in London and would like to access our digital youth clubs, parent group and / or 1:1 support please download and complete our membership form via the link below:
Are mainting contact with the vulnerable, isolated older people who constitute our membership or live in their immediate locality. They have established telephone support to some 300-350 people including peer support among members. Additional support and signposting is available if someone is experiencing severe difficulty.
They operate from premises in Moyser Rd, SW16 6SJ in the southern most quadrant of Wandsworth Borough and can provide local emergency food deliveries in this area. Referrals to Age UK, and Dons Local Action can be made for people who need ongoing food parcel deliveries.
Please get in touch with the project direct 020 8677 4283
Community connections is still running as a streamlined service; the outreach team will be working with all members to provide support, especially to the most vulnerable who are at risk of isolation without their usual friends or our support.
A team of staff who live locally has been organised to support members with shopping, cooking, medication collections and prompting, twice daily telephone calls, emotional support and outreach in safe spaces such as parks (for exercise). Also offer a helpline so members will be redirected to a department manager.
Also setting up online support in the form of virtual youth clubs for the young people accessing our youth service will be redirected to a department manager.
Connections - Madeleine 07949395742, Zac 07939538275 Amy 07484049786 or Sruthy 07949308416
Youth Services – Katy 07377 561611, Graham 07904326764 or Melanie from 20th April
Access to Work – Jane 07535553821 or Sruthy 07949308416
Easyhealth – Kate Tokley 07487422150
Home Start Wandsworth
Our usual face to face support to families has moved online, we are making deliveries to those who are isolated, and directly providing supplies that meet basic needs as well as improving quality of life under lockdown. We are also signposting and referring to a host of other services that can help our families.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thursday at 3pm we have online sessions for young people who have an interest in the media industry and want to pursue this into employment, covering topics such as CV clinic and the different roles that are available.
It is open to all young people, to be kept up to date they should follow our social media @iconic_steps (Twitter) @iconicsteps (Instagram)
Kambala Estate Residents Association
Led by Donna Barham, Annaliese’s (SenTalk) mum – distributing food to local people.
Katherine Low Settlement
Support for elders, refugees, women, and young people and families in Battersea. The team offers a wide range of support including telephone friendship/support calls to any elders and vulnerable people in Battersea that would like them.
Please visit: www.klsettlement.org.uk and call: 020 7223 2845 and email: email@example.com We're here to help!
Link workers/Social prescribers/Enable
Contacting people that GPs have identified as vulnerable, performing wellbeing checks on the phone and connecting them with support that’s available; Acting as the link between people isolated and the support they need.
Contact through your GP
Link UP London – Skilled Volunteer Support
Virtual Volunteers are on hand to support in one-off phone calls/zoom meetings which can be great if you’re in need of greater clarity in thinking, if there is a need for thinking about next steps, or if there are particular issues that could be talked through with a knowledgeable volunteer!
You can also be connected to Skilled Volunteers for longer project-based engagement!
The service is FREE and coordinated by Link UP.
Fill in the Google Form for access to: Coaching, next steps planning, or support on specific issues.
They will continue to work with families during the current situation.
They can accept referrals for families needing clothes and kit in urgent cases. They are classifying these as:
- Expectant mums (past 26 weeks pregnant) and new born babies (under 3 months old)
- Children aged 3mths-5yrs with nothing e.g.that recently arrived in the country or recently housed in a refuge
Bundles for these families will comprise of – clothing, nappies, hygiene products and bed/bedding (where available). They will be delivered to the family.
For other families in need, that don’t qualify for these criteria but could still use some help during this time, referrers can submit a referral for a hygiene pack (nappies, wipes and toiletries for the whole household) or request an exception is made for a clothing/kit bundle.
More information,including geographical scope of the service, and a link to the referral form can be found here (referrals must be made by a referrer and online): https://littlevillagehq.org/wandsworth/make-a-referral/
Macmillan Info Centre at St Georges
Cancer patients at St George’s can now get confidential phone support from trained volunteers.CanChat is for patients who are worried about money, work, or treatment, or would just like to talk to someone who knows what they are going through.
If you are self-isolating and are in need of some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat then our NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to help.
The full list is found here: https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/nhs-volunteer-responders-portal/isolating
Referrals from professionals https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral
To self-refer, please call 0808 196 3646
Regenerate-RISE are working with the isolated elderly across the borough of Wandsworth. We are providing a weekly supply bag of essential food and toiletries to members and new referrals who need it, making regular phone calls to our 180 members and are starting to make calls to new referrals who want them.
We can do shopping, collect prescriptions and also make and deliver hot lunches 5 days a week for anyone who wants them. Lunches usually cost £7, but at the moment are only £4 due to receiving funding. Lunch includes a cooked meal, dessert and a carton of juice.
Our contact number is: 020 8780 9330. www.regenerate-rise.co.uk
Services have moved online and we are able to support parents and families through the use of Zoom with one-to-one mentoring sessions and group drop-in sessions. We have been sending our resource packs to families via email and post along with websites and tools useful for children and parents. There currently is a crisis phone line for parents and we are signposting families to other useful organisations. We have also started some monthly parent talks on our YouTube channel.
We offer wellbeing and creative resources to parents registered with us but also open to those on social media who need support. We have our daily challenges on social media which are quite popular!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Crisis & Support Line: 07719 304682
Instagram: sentalk1 Facebook: SENTalk.org YouTube: SEN Talk
Have closed our centres and we’re staying in touch with our students and their families via email and phone calls. There are activities and resources on our website and we’re exploring additional ways of getting resources to people who may be very isolated.
020 7801 9817 or 020 7350 1625 or via email at email@example.com
Reaching out in a spirit of friendship
Advice about the virus to ensure you understand the action you and any people in your household should take in the event of infection, particularly if you are in an 'at risk' group.
Updates on the status of Sound Minds and Canerows services and new online services as we develop them
Helping you to cope with isolation and the absences of the community services that used to offer face to face support
Ensuring that you have sufficient food and resources in isolation and organising help if you don't
Bringing you up to date on other services you may use and may access such as foodbanks, advice, online help etc.
Supporting you in the style that suits you and agreeing the frequency of contacts.
We are also introducing online versions of some of the services that we are more traditionally associated with, including the choir, some collaborative music composition and tuition.
We are taking new referrals for this service for people living with mental health issues and resident in Wandsworth or other South West London boroughs.
Call Sound Minds on 020 7207 1876.
Southfields Grid Alliance
Local, trusted representatives will be on hand if needed to do anything required for the elderly, vulnerable or self-isolating. For example they can do things like:
Running errands, doing the shopping or have a friendly chat by phone. Dog walking. Pick up prescriptions
Rebecca Watts on 07734 818540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectra continues to provide the services commissioned for in the borough, details at https://spectra-london.org.uk/spectra-in-wandsworth/
All counselling has moved to online delivery, while face to face testing for HIV and STI has been suspended, we are providing online support via outreach sessions to anyone needing advice and information on sourcing online tests. We have produced a short tutorial on how the STI kits work at www.bit.ly/SpectraSHLDemoVid
Our website and phone service is being monitored 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm, and people can call or live chat via our website at www.spectra-london.org.uk
Talk wandsworth remains open - we can offer assessment and treatment appointments via telephone or skype.
Please refer on our website: here.
If you would like information about how to take care of yourself and those around you during the Coronavirus outbreak, please use the link below to go to the NHS Every Mind Matters page which has guidance, advice and tips on how to manage your mental wellbeing at this uncertain time: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
Tooting's Recovery Café
The Recovery Cafe is open but for 1:1 appointments only.
Call 077 9439 4920
Wandsworth Carers Centre
We are still open and will continue to deliver support over the phone and email wherever possible. We are running online workshops with Talk Wandsworth and Relaxation sessions for Carers. Our Support groups are now going ahead on Zoom.
With Carers week coming up, starting on June 8th we have a full timetable of online activities available for Carers. Please find a link to our Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/2ae9e3db1e0b/welcome-to-our-latest-newsletter
We appreciate this might be an anxious time for Carers and the people you care for, and want to reassure you that despite these changes, Wandsworth Carers’ Centre is still here to support you.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on either 020 8877 1200 or email email@example.com
Wandsworth Community Transport
WCT is restarting services, including the Shopping Shuttle (with limited numbers) for those who are shielding they are taking shopping lists over the phone and doing drop off services using their volunteers. They are restarting Silver Day Trippers with limited numbers. They are still doing food deliveries with AgeUK, Generate and the Council for those in need in the Borough.
020 8675 7460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wandsworth Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
Connecting volunteers to vulnerable people on Facebook
Wandsworth Older People's Forum
Support from Lilias Gillies.
email@example.com or 020 8672 5592
Waste Not Want Not
Led by Hadas Hagos - distributing food to local people:
Wandsworth Your Way
Operated by 'Together' - currently offering a remote phone support
Wandsworth Asian Women's Association
Support for existing members
The Wiser Collective
Have been collecting prescriptions and food for people in the local area of Balham who are self isolating for various reasons including age and under lying health issues.
Delivering food to Haven Lodge John Kirk house and Doris Emmerton sheltered housing accommodation.
Call: 078 1166 0580
Local Faith Groups:
Lots of local faith groups are doing their bit to support local people during these difficult times. Do contact your local faith group for more information and help. Use ‘google’ to find them.
Autumn Rose Club
The Balham SDA Church, in partnership with other churches, has been continuing our community support donating and offering food parcels and clothing as needed.
The Autumn Rose Senior Club exercise/luncheon club has been closed since the lockdown due to COVID19 pandemic. Our seniors are not happy having to stay at home "social distancing" for whom some don't see anyone from one week to the next, To keep up the interest of users we had to use videos and online exercise resources. Giving telephone guidance to individuals who do not have anyone in their home to assist with accessing technology device. We also had to talk through some of the seniors how to connect to telephone conferencing for online prayer and seeking counselling.
Pastor Bernard Akapo 07958 495 852
Joy Alexander 07766 161 346
Are offering support during these challenging times. Let them know if there is anything they can help you with. They can assist in shopping on your behalf and providing cooking ingredients or cooked meals that can be delivered by one of our volunteers.
More than just the supplies you may require, they understand that this is a very mentally challenging time. Should you wish to speak to someone for reassurance or just to get something off your chest, or you may have a family member who needs counselling to get through the these very scary times, then please do reach out to us and we will point you in the direction or get the right person to call you back.
Call: 300 30 30 694
Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK
Currently we are mainly supporting those who have contacted us directly asking for help. Whether it is doing their shopping, picking up medicine, posting mail or even to just have someone to talk to. We are here for them.
In regards to food distribution, we are more than happy to help as well. AMYA itself in the UK has regular food drives where we provide meals to the less fortunate. If you require support in distributing food, we would be happy to help
M: 07938 869329
South West London Vineyard Church
Operating out of our community centre, The Yard on the Ashburton Estate, we are here to provide care & support to those who find themselves vulnerable & most at risk across the borough. We can help you with shopping, prescriptions, prayer, a friendly chat or any other help you may need.
Please call our team on 020 8785 9530 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to hear from you and help you get through this difficult time.
St Michael's Wandsworth Common
Currently we are collecting food and supplies and arranging drop offs for elderly people in our partnership with Regenerate-RISE. We can help with shopping and prescription runs through volunteers. We run worship services on Zoom and prayer through the week.
020 7924 3450 or 07970 259580 or via email at email@example.com
Funding for individuals experiencing hardship and living in Battersea:
Battersea United Charities (provide small grants to individuals living in Battersea): https://batterseaunitedcharities.org.uk/
Turn2Us (provide small grants to individuals across the UK): https://www.turn2us.org.uk/
Mutual Aid Groups:
Covid Mutual Aid (directory of groups across the UK): https://covidmutualaid.org/
A complete list of London’s Coronavirus Mutual Aid Groups – local volunteer groups helping those who are self-isolating with grocery shopping, dog walking and other daily tasks.
Wandsworth/Battersea Covid-19 Mutual Aid: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BatterseaMutualAid/
Putney Coronavirus Mutual Support Group:
Putney & Wandsworth Covid-19 Mutual Aid: https://www.facebook.com/groups/putneywandsworthcovid19/
Earlsfield COVID 19 Mutual Aid:
Balham Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/872651583186527/?ref=share
Southfields Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group:
Wandsworth Covid 19 Mutual Aid (Balham, Tooting and Clapham South areas): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2712863618831932/
If your organisation wants to be added to this list please email: firstname.lastname@example.org