Please read our message below, taking effect from 12 December.
This message includes information about our service reduction and also local resources that can help while some of our work is paused.
After providing food parcels to the community for 9 months we are taking a pause for the time being due to a drop in demand that coincided with a drop in volunteer and physical space capacity. We will instead be signposting to the fantastic Albrighton Community Fridge, Feed the Hill and Telegraph Hill Mutual Support.
It has been our pleasure to have supported our community in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and will continue to offer neighbourly support. This includes essential errands for those who are self-isolating (shopping, post office, picking up prescriptions), odd jobs for the elderly and vulnerable and a friendly chat over the phone. We can also signpost you to other support services in Southwark.
We will continue to run a phone service for neighbours to call and request support by leaving a voicemail message, and receiving a call back from one of our lovely phone volunteers.
We look forward to regrouping in the new year to see what further support we can provide in the long term. Wishing everyone the best of the season, and a very happy new year.
Love from your neighbours,
Please note, we're not part of the council. We don't share information with them and cannot help with accessing their services other than sharing their information.
Your neighbours are on hand to help with one-off or regular shopping trips.
Need a prescription collected? Or your dog walking? Over 1700 people are eager to lend a hand.
Would you like someone friendly to talk to? Beat isolation and help everone feel connected.
There are local and national groups that are here to support you. Many are ran by volunteers who, like Nunhead Knocks, set up in response to COVID-19, others are well established.
Feed the Hilll deliver food boxes to local housebound people in SE4, SE8 and SE14. Boxes are delivered free to those self-isolating or experiencing food poverty.
Supporting the local community by providing food at no charge. It is open to members of the public on from Tues - Thurs from 1pm. It works on an honesty basis.
The SE15 Community Fund offers financial help to people located in the SE15 postcode, who may be struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other circumstances.
Whether it's money, food or nappies, your donations will be used to reach people in our community and provide them with meals, food, fuel and other essential support.find out more
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