In celebration of May the Fourth day, volunteers from an Ilford Sikh organisation decided to have fun with their daily food donations by dressing up as Star Wars characters.

Schools across Redbridge have answered the call to make up for a shortage of PPE by creating thousands of visors to keep frontline workers safe.

A business is providing up to 300 meals a day for frontline hospital staff across east London during the coronavirus crisis.

A Clayhall residents’ group delivered another 300 hot meals to King George Hospital bringing its total to more than 1,650 to nine hospitals across London.

Volunteers from Sikh temples in Barking and Seven Kings have set up an initiative to distribute more than 550 meals a day to local food banks.

To help brighten a vulnerable Redbridge resident’s day a new campaign encourages children to send in drawings that will be delivered alongside parcels.

Despite a Seven Kings printing shop being shut during the coronavirus lockdown, the family-run business is celebrating its 45th anniversary and supporting the NHS with a big banner for all to see.

After hearing from doctors across Redbridge who desperately need PPE a Clayhall volunteer is teaming up with schools to get protection out to frontline NHS staff.

Volunteers in Clayhall have hit the streets to help those most vulnerable during the coronavirus lockdown.

While school is shut a Woodford Green teacher is doing his part to make up for PPE shortages by building visors for NHS staff using the school’s 3D printer.

The headteacher of a Seven Kings primary school talks about the challenges facing teachers and children to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Haven House Children’s Hospice has started to offer remote music therapy sessions to aid families who are isolating at home.

Volunteers from an Ilford mosque delivered snacks to NHS frontline staff at King George Hospital.

A tutoring service in Goodmayes has overhauled its business to help students stuck at home.

To counter the sad coronavirus news going around two little girls from Chadwell Heath decided to make sandwiches and a care package for staff at King George Hospital.

In just one week more than 1,000 people signed up for a council-led volunteer service which helps provide support during coronavirus lockdown.

A Woodford Green band aren’t letting coronavirus lockdown stop them from getting their music out.

Volunteers from a Seven Kings Sikh temple delivered a free pizza lunch to NHS workers at King George Hospital while observing the two-meter rule.

An Ilford garage owner is offering free car and oil checks to any NHS, police or emergency services worker as a thank you for their hard work on the frontlines of coronavirus.

Haven House Children’s Hospice is appealing for help as it expects to lose more than £500,000 in vital funding during the coronavirus crisis.

Dance instructors across the borough are moving their studios online to help people shake off stress during the coronavirus lockdown.

In response to the announcement from Boris Johnson last night about the government’s approach to lock down the country to stop the spread of coronavirus, Leader of Redbridge Council, Jas Athwal issued the following statement:

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

We are living in unprecedented times. None of us has seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic before.

Hundreds of volunteers are ready to help self-isolaters through the Mutual Aid support group thanks to a £2,000 donation from a Redbridge Muslim organisation.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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