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Coronavirus news and updates for Tooting

Coronavirus news and updates for Tooting

2020-03-24 
| by Tooting Newsie | Posted in News, Health & Fitness, Medical

With news on Coronavirus (Covid-19) changing on a frequent basis, we’ve rounded up a list of resources to help you navigate your way through the situation. We’ll be updating the page regularly with news of local groups and initiatives that are providing advice and assistance.


St George’s Hospital have a dedicated information page for patients and visitors. If you’re planning to visit the hospital, please check before doing so: stgeorges.nhs.uk/newsitem/coronavirus 

If you’d like to donate to the hospital, you can do so at stgeorgeshospitalcharity.org.uk 


MP for Tooting, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has set up a number of initiative to help Tooting’s community respond to the coronavirus outbreak, such as Tooting Together: tooting.org

A Facebook group has also been set up by Dr Rosena for people across Balham, Earlsfield, Furzedown and Tooting and beyond to co-ordinate a local response to the coronavirus outbreak: facebook.com/groups/SW17Coronavirus

Dr Rosena has also set up a Street Volunteer initiative – information here.

CovidCall is a free phone service for volunteers to provide local people in self-isolation with shopping assistance or social contact. See covidcall.org/gb/tooting


There’s also a Tooting Mutual Aid Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/TootingMutualAid 


Wandsworth Covid 19 Mutual Aid Facebook group (covering Balham, Tooting Bec and Clapham South):  facebook.com/groups/2712863618831932


A Covid 19 Community Support South West London group: facebook.com/groups/2544017185812695


Earlsfield Covid-19 Mutual Aid Groupfacebook.com/groups/677627239653890 


Colliers Wood Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
facebook.com/groups/ColliersWood


Balham Mosque and Tooting Islamic Centre have set up a helpline to offer support and help to anyone in the community who needs it, regardless of faith and background. This may be particularly valuable to those without internet access. Simply call 0300 30 30 694 – the team are there to help with support, assistance, reassurance or a general chat.


The SGUL Covid Response Group is a volunteer group set up by students from St George's, University of London. They want to help local groups and services in any way they can during the current situation with Covid-19. Email covidresponse@hotmail.com or follow their Instagram @covidresponse
 

Talk Wandsworth is offering talking therapies for people with common mental health problems. Their Wellbeing Team offers workshops for the local Wandsworth community, discussing how we can maintain and improve our wellbeing. These workshops range from topics such as: Coping with Stress, Self care and Relaxation and Maintaining your Wellbeing as a Parent. In light of the current situation, they are offering 1-2-1 telephone-based sessions and a special workshop on Managing your Wellbeing during COVID-19. talkwandsworth.nhs.uk/index.php/wellbeing/wellbeing-team


The Community Hub is a first response for all residents, but particularly the elderly and those without support networks. Call 020 8871 6555 or email covid19support@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
 

Age UK Wandsworth are offering advice on how to help older people in the community: ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/about-us/news/articles/2020/covid-19/ 


Wandsworth Council have setup a page outlining how you or your organisation can volunteer, supporting your neighbours and community during the Covid-19 outbreak: wandsworth.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/coronavirus/how-you-or-your-organisation-can-help 

 

You can also find the latest updates from Wandsworth Council at: wandsworth.gov.uk/coronavirus 


Taj Daar E Medina Mosque have set up a service to help the elderly and vulnerable. See tdmtooting.com or call 07852915712 for details.


Viral Kindness cards are a great and simple way for people to offer help in their community. Just print the cards, listing your services, and pop them through the letterbox of someone who you think needs help. You can download the cards via bit.ly/tnewsie88 and read the full story via: The Guardian: bit.ly/tnewsie89


NHS 111 have up-to-date details at nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 


The Department of Work & Pensions has advice on sickness and disability benefits, as well as guidance for employers and businesses: gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response 


We’ve published a list of local eateries that are offering delivery: bit.ly/tootingfood


BarLifeUK has advice for those working in the hospitality industry: barlifeuk.com/index.php/category/covid19/ 

 

If you’re doing something to help out or if you think there’s some information that needs to be included on this page, please email details to tooting@localnewsie.co.uk

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