Coronavirus and volunteering
Coronavirus and volunteering

During the Coronavirus pandemic the resilience of our local community has really shone through the difficult times. One of the ways people have come together to help defeat the virus us by volunteering to help those who are shielding or finding harder because of changes in their employment. We’ve seen some incredible acts of kindness from Tulse Hill residents during the last ten months and all too often these acts go unrewarded.

From people doing shopping for neighbours or picking up prescriptions, to taking dogs for a walk, topping up electricity or gas meters and just having a chat with those on their own – Tulse Hill residents have helped those most in need in trying to overcome the difficulties of a global pandemic. Everyone should do what they can to stop Coronavirus from spreading – including following the official government advice on wearing masks and social distancing.

As we move into winter and get closer to the Christmas holidays, those who are on their own, who are shielding or who have other difficulties may begin to feel the pressure on them increasing.  Some residents are also more likely to need additional support, including people who are 70 or over, have a long-term condition, are pregnant and/or have a weakened immune system.

Lambeth Council has pulled together advice on how we can help each other – including donating food via Lambeth Larder to becoming a  Team Lambeth volunteer and helping local neighbours with urgent tasks. The Tulse Hill mutual aid groups continue to operate across the area – with the many local estate/road groups that have been created covering the whole Ward (click here to find your local group). If you don’t use WhatsApp, don’t want to join a large group or know someone who wants to help/needs support but don’t want to pass that information on in an open forum – please do let us know and we can help put you in touch with your local group. As your Councillors we will always treat information passed to us confidentially.

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