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There With You Redbridge: List of coronavirus support groups, networks and organisations

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 March 2020 | UPDATED: 13:01 08 April 2020

The congregation of All Saints Church have created a wall of messages of support for coronavirus. Picture: Wilson Chowdhry

The congregation of All Saints Church have created a wall of messages of support for coronavirus. Picture: Wilson Chowdhry

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Do you have a support group or organisation in Redbridge which is helping those in need during the coronavirus pandemic? Email reporter roy.chacko@archant.co.uk and we will update the directory.

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Groups and organisations (in alphabetical order):

All Saints Church: The congregation of the church created a wall of solidarity outside the church and have been helping people in need who are self isolating. Contact Revd Paula Preston for more information.

British Pakistani Christian Association: Working alonside All Saints Church the organisation is helping self-isolaters in Chigwell. Contact Wilson Chowdhry for more information.

FORMO: The Federation of Redbridge Muslim Organisations donated £2,000 to Redbridge Mutual Aid. For more information visit https://formo.org.uk/

Frenford Youth Club: The youth club has transformed itself into a hub to sort and distribute supplies for Redbridge Mutual Aid. Follow the club on their Twitter page

Haven House: The children’s hospice is needed now more than ever. It has launched an emergency appeal for help to stay open. To donate visit www.havenhouse.org.uk/emergencyappeal.

Ilford Recorder: Visit our East London Coronavirus Updates Facebook group for the latest discussion.

Ilford Salvation Army: The Ilford Salvation Army has been helping the homeless and people recently moved into its pop-up hostel Malachi Place.

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Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue (LAWS) is providing free Seder Night kits for everyone to do their own Seder Nights at home. As Rabbi Blum explains “The synagogues may be closed, but our homes can now become our synagogues.” Get in touch if you yourself are self-isolating during Pesach, if you know someone in Leytonstonstone or neighbouring areas who needs a Seder Night kit, or if anyone needs any help with accessing any other Pesach supplies visit www.lawsynagogue.org/pesach or call Ruth on 07434 631948.

NHS: For the latest coronavirus health advice from the NHS, go to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

Redbridge Council: The local authority’s page with advice and information about services can be found at https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-advice-and-information/

Redbridge Equalities and Community Council: The charity is operating a telephone advice and advocacy service. The group is reaching out to the most vulnerable and those in need of advice, help and support. Please call 0208 551 8178. For information visit https://redbridgeequalities.org/news

Redbridge Joins Together: The council set up a Facebook page to organise volunteers across the borough and had more than 150 people sign up in the first 24 hours.

Redbridge Mutual Aid: Volunteers aim to help elderly, disabled or immunocompromised people access food and complete errands. Visit covidmutualaid.org to find the Redbridge Facebook group.

Redbridge Well-being Service: The council’s wellbeing service helps vulnerable people with food deliveries, aid and advice. If you need help call 020 8708 5555 or visit https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-hub/coronavirus-well-being-service/.

Resident Volunteer Service: Shamik Ghosh set up a network of more than 70 volunteers which covers the borough and neighbouring parts of other boroughs. Anyone who wants to join as a volunteer or any families that need help can email resident.of.redbridge@gmail.com with their name, street, postcode and mobile number.

Singh Sabha London East Gurdwara: The Sikh temple in Seven Kings is offering a food delivery service for anyone who is in self-isolation, over 65+, NHS staff or anyone who needs support. Call 07940 519707.

St Gabriel’s Church: The church in Aldersbrook is one of the hubs to sort and distribute supplies for Redbridge Mutual Aid. For more information visit http://stgabrielsaldersbrook.org.uk/

St Mary’s Ilford: Father Gareth Jones said: “Our church building may be closed for a season, but we have not pulled up the drawbridge. Now more than ever we are here for the whole community.” The church is closed but services are now on Facebook and if you need help email info@stmarysilford.org.uk or call 020 8478 0546 or go on their website.

Welcome Centre: The centre in Ilford is helping homeless people. For more information visit healthylivingprojects.org.uk


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