Southwark Community Hub (#Covid19CommunityHub) is available to anyone in Southwark and provides a place to go to where you can email or chat to someone to get advice and support on a range of issues like:
- If you need food, medicine or other delivery support
- If you need financial support
- If you need childcare or advice about education
- If you are not sure how to get help for someone you know
- About your mental wellbeing
- If you would like to volunteer
- You want to know more about Mutual Aid Groups in your area
- If you are a business or organisation that would like to help
- If you are a business or organisation that needs some help
Please contact the Community Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7525 5000 if you would like to chat to someone about your concerns.
The Hub is hosted by Southwark Council and is a joint initiative with local charities, the local NHS and GP surgeries, to provide residents with all the important information in one place. Once you have contacted the Hub you may be referred to the voluntary and community sector or NHS, depending on your needs.
If you want to find out information about local services and how these are affected by the coronavirus epidemic, please look at the Council or service website. Some useful websites are below.
As a community, the situation we are facing is unprecedented and therefore requires us all to work together differently in these exceptional times. We are proud to be working closely together as local charities, the council, the NHS and GP surgeries, to join up efforts and to ensure the most vulnerable people in our community are supported and protected. We want you to know that we’ve got your back, and, we will keep doing everything we can across our different organisations to support and protect Southwark’s communities.
If you have symptoms of corona virus, use the 111 corona virus service or call 111. Do not go to your GP or pharmacy. Please leave phone lines free for people who cannot go online.
If you have other medical needs look at your GP surgery’s website, or call your GP. GP surgeries are open for business as usual and although there are more video and telephone consultations, GPs are still there to provide advice and guidance on non-corona virus health issues, such as cancer diagnosis or long term health condition management. Antenatal and post-natal health advice and immunisations for children are the other things you should also visit your GP for.