If you’re looking for help for yourself or someone else impacted by coronavirus there’s lots of support out there. Making sure people remain safe during this time is really important. If you have concerns about your health or the health of those you live with call NHS 111 to get medical advice. If you think someone is at immediate risk call 999 straight away,
The Council has set up a helpline for people who are over 70 or have an existing medical condition which make them more vulnerable to coronavirus so they can get help with things like access to medicine and food. If you are in this group of people, you or someone acting on your behalf can call 020 7926 2999 to get the right support. Further advice is listed on the second part of this page on the Council website, including financial support if things are tough, employment support and details of non-Council organisations who can help with access to food and medicine, family or housing support.
The whole of our community has been amazing in coming together to make self-isolation easier for those who are unable to get outside or do daily tasks. On top of the resident’s mutual aid support it’s important that we look after each others mental health and well-being. This can be everything from setting aside time to separate working from home from family life, scheduling in regular telephone/video calls with family members of volunteering to talk to people who live in our area. There’s a range of websites with tips and ideas on what you can do during self-isolation – like this one for those with children at home from the Home-Start community network. Tweet your favourite sites to us (@TulseHillLabour) and we will retweet!
Tulse Hill’s residents groups have been doing huge amounts of work in keeping our community active. On Arodene Road they started a “rainbow hunt” for local children; Leander Road put out a special Leander Times: on the roads off Upper Tulse Hill Hill neighbours came together for a coffee break with social distancing; and people living on Brading Road came out to sing happy birthday to one resident. Despite the shift to the lockdown, there are lots of ways people can support each other during this uncertain period. As the St Matthew’s TRA and the St Martin’s TRA have suggested, why not get involved in your local WhatsApp group to see what you and your community can do?