The VSCS has been in touch with the voluntary sector organisations that feature on WCA’s website ‘Directory of Support’ https://wandsworthcarealliance.org.uk/coronavirus/wandsworth-organisations-that/ to find out about how their services have changed or are about to change to ensure the information is as up-to-date as possible. If your organisation is not currently on the list or you want to update your entry, please contact email@example.com
The Community Hub helpline, run by Wandsworth Council, can signpost you to the latest information and government advice, as well as other services the council can provide. It is working to help coordinate the support offered by the Council working in partnership with Wandsworth’s many voluntary organisations.
Sources of support in Wandsworth during the pandemic
Access the leaflet here
The COVID-19 Discretionary Social Fund is open to households who, due to the current COVID-19 situation, have had their employment or income reduced and are now reliant on claiming Universal Credit. Citizens Advice Wandsworth (CAW) have launched a service providing support to residents who need help accessing local Discretionary Support Grants. It is aimed at people who struggle with making online applications. Contact CAW advisers by calling 020 4529 0674 between 10am–12pm, Mon-Fri (messages can be left during these times).You can find out more about the Council discretionary support grants scheme here
Wandsworth Covid Food Providers Group
For a list of food provider groups in Wandsworth click here
The Wandsworth Covid Food Providers Group will next meet on Tuesday 17 November at 10am on Zoom. It’s an open meeting so do join if you wish:
Meeting ID: 928 9782 2786
Want to know more about Wandsworth Covid Food Providers Group? Contact: Aaron Barbour, 020 7223 2845, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help for those identified by the NHS as being clinically extremely vulnerable because they have a very specific medical condition that makes them at higher risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19. If you are in this category, the Government has now published updated guidance which you are advised to follow during the lockdown period, Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December 2020. You should receive a letter from the NHS in the coming days to confirm that you are still in this category and more details about the guidance. If you do not receive a letter but believe you are clinically extremely vulnerable, please contact your GP or hospital consultant for further advice.
NHS Volunteer Responders: volunteer recruitment now open across England
In response to the lockdown that began on 5 November and because demand for the volunteers’ support continues to rise recruitment has opened again for NHS Volunteer Responders. Anyone who signed up as an NHS Volunteer Responder in March but has had to step down due to other commitments is being encouraged to re-join the programme and give as much time as they can.
The following online meetings will be held later this month on recruitment which you can join by clicking the link at the specified time:
- Thursday 19th November, 11.30-12.30 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
- Thursday 3rd December, 11.30-12.30 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
- Thursday 17th December, 11.30-12.30 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Libraries in Wandsworth are open with a ‘click and collect’ service - more information here: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/wandsworth/home