There With You: Essential list of groups, networks and organisations during the coronavirus outbreak
Bookmark this list, which will provide contacts for help in the area and which we will keep updated throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
Do you have a support group or organisation in Hackney? Email reporter firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update the directory.
Groups and organisations (in alphabetical order):
Age UK Hackney: For more information on the charity’s response and how to help out, click here or call 020 72497149 or email email@example.com
Akwaaba: Hackney-based social centre for migrants that is now helping to distribute take-away food to people in need. Go to https://akwaaba.org.uk/ for more information.
Breadwinners: Charity giving work and job experiences to asylum seekers and refugees selling artisan bread at Victoria Park Market. They have begun an online delivery service since the outbreak. To order online click here and to donate click here.
Brownswood Ward Mutual Aid: Local volunteer group in Brownswood ward helping those self-isolating can be found at https://www.brownswoodmutualaid.org.uk/ or follow on twitter @HackneyMutual
Cazenove Ward Mutual Aid: The Boiler House Community Charity is coordinating the mutual aid for Cazenove Ward. Get in touch to volunteer or ask for support by visiting www.n16boilerhouse.com or get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 8806 8013
Clapton Advenstist Church: The church on Glyn or Chelmer Road, E9, has been making visors for care homes, Homerton hospital and paramedics. It has been supporting its community and distributing food parcels including cooked food. Call 07740073518
Clissold Covid-19 Aid: Volunteers helping with work/housing or school closure issues. Phone or text 07309785643, email email@example.com or visit the Facebook page here.
East End Community Foundation: Grant-making charity helping vulnerable communities in east London get through the coronavirus pandemic. Donate to their East End Emergency Fund at eastendcf.org
Gascoyne Estate E9 Mutual Aid: A residents’ support group for Gascoyne Estate can be found on facebook here.
Hackney Business Network newsletter: Posts the latest updates on business relief and business owners can submit feedback on how the pandemic is affecting them to help the council shape its response. To subscribe click here
Hackney Council: The local authority’s page with advice and information about services can be found at hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Hackney Council’s Volunteer Hub and helpline: A volunteer hub launched by Hackney Council in collaboration with local voluntary and community organisations to help coordinate support in the borough. To sign up click here.
Hackney Council Coronavirus helpline: A helpline for those affected by Coronavirus, particularly those who are socially isolating and potentially cut off from help. The helpline number is 020 8356 3111 (8am-5pm Monday-Friday).
Hackney Foodbank: Providing emergency food and supporting local people who are referred to them. Visit https://hackney.foodbank.org.uk/or follow on twitter @Hackneyfoodbank
Hackney Gazette: Visit our North London Coronavirus Updates Facebook group for the latest discussion.
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Hackney Giving coronavirus response fund: Appealing for funding to support grassroots community groups with a rapid response programme. Read more and donate online at www.hackneygiving.org.uk
Hackney Mutual Aid: Local volunteer groups set up to help those self-isolating can be found here
Hackney Central Town Hall Covid-19 mutual aid: Self-organised group of local residents co-ordinating support during the Coronavirus outbreak. They can be found on twitter @hackneythallaid
Headway East London: Charity supporting people with brain injuries while they self-isolate via online counselling services and care packages. More information can be found at http://headwayeastlondon.org/ or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7749 7790.
Made in Hackney: Plant-based community cookery school which has paused its classes to launch a temporary direct-to-door, free meal delivery service for vulnerable people. To refer someone who needs food fill in a form here.
Mind in Hackney: Mental health charity now providing online support for members. More information can be found at https://www.mindchwf.org.uk/.
North London Action for the Homeless (NLAH): Offering a free take-away food service for the homeless and those in need at St Paul’s West church in Stoke Newington. Follow on twitter @NLAHn16for supplies they need or visit https://www.nlah.org.uk/ or https://www.justgiving.com/nlah to make a donation.
Sistah Space: Domestic abuse charity that will be providing support and advice for people self-isolating. They can be reached at https://www.sistahspace.org/contact-us. For more info visit https://www.sistahspace.org/.
Stamford Hill “Dunroaming” group: A watsapp group for mutual support in Stamford Hill covering Dunsmure Road and surrounding roads (Wilderton, Glaserton, Linthorpe, East and West Bank). Contact Rosemary by email at email@example.com or by phone on 07879621202 to join.
Stamford Hill N16 Mutual Aid: Local volunteer group for Stamford Hill N16 (Bergholt, Durley, Denver, Cranwich) can be found on facebook here.
Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill West Mutual Aid group: A network of local people in Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill West wards providing practical support during the coronavirus crisis. For more information click here or join their facebook group by clicking here. Call on 020 3711 0123.
Streets Kitchen: Streets Kitchen is a UK & Ireland grassroots group working to help the homeless community, Hackney Streets Kitchen is at every Thursday at 20:00 outside Hackney Central Library and Dalston Streets Kitchen is every Saturday at 20:00 at Dalston Kingsland Tube Station. For more info visit: https://www.streetskitchen.org/locations/london
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Uprising Community Club: Offering support remotely to seniors in the borough of Hackney. If you require a freshly cooked meal, shopping, collection of medication or someone to talk to. Call 07984 887808 or follow @UprisingClub on facebook and Twitter. Email: Uprisingcommunityclub@gmail.com.
Winston Road N16 Mutual Aid: Local volunteer group in Winston Road, Stoke Newington. Can be found on facebook here.
Woodbury Down Mutual Aid: Local volunteer group in Woodberry down found on Whatsapp here.
215 Hackney Cafe and Restaurant: Stoke Newington cafe/restaurant which will be providing free food for NHS workers. To donate visit their GoFundMe here or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org