Lewisham COVID-19 Support

Lewisham Community based support and advice and information*

*All web sites are subject to change

Description Web Site or Contact Details
Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable  
Mental wellbeing while staying at home. Find guidance, advice and tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Ideas for how we can all combat social isolation and look out for each other during the spread of the virus. Also links to the latest guidance and advice from government, charities and experts on how to stay safe and healthy during the outbreak. https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/blog/coronavirus-and-social-isolation/
Volunteer for befriending, deliveries and general support. Request support for befriending, deliveries and information. Lewisham Community meals and Food Bank provision https://www.lewishamlocal.com/
If you are in touch with vulnerable Lewisham residents who are self-isolating and need telephone befriending or delivery services, or if you know someone who would like to volunteer to help others during the pandemic, please get them to call and we will be able to make referrals or signpost on to partners.  03330150378 (Monday-Friday 9-5, calls charged at the local rate) https://www.lewishamlocal.com/
Struggling to pay bills https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/if-you-cant-pay-your-bills-because-of-coronavirus/
Coronavirus – check what benefits you can get https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/coronavirus-check-what-benefits-you-can-get/
Getting Medical help from home https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/getting-medical-help-at-home/
Lewisham Adult Social Care SCAIT- Social Care Advice and Information Team https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/socialcare/adult 020 8314 7777
Lewisham District Nursing call centre   020 8314 7777
Carers Lewisham – services including advice, information, emotional support, breaks, carers of people with dementia, and more. https://www.carerslewisham.org.uk/   020 8699 8686
Advice for all rough sleepers is to report their sleep site on street link. This means an Outreach worker can be alerted to their whereabouts and get out to see them. If they self-report it is even better but a third party can do the report also and it is better to make sure it is done.     www.streetlink.org.uk