Here you will find information on how to gain access to:

Food & Medicine  - Children & Young People Support - Volunteering


If you are experiencing hardship or difficulties during these uncertain times, find out how you can receive help from various organisations below: 

Food stops in New Addington, Selsdon and Thornton Heath

Eligible residents can get £20 worth of food and groceries for £3.50 per week. For information email [email protected]

Neighbourly Community Fund

Neighbourly are launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.

Grants can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.

Croydon FoodBanks 

Find other local foodbanks in the area here.

The Trussell Trust

Is a UK wide charity, you can use their foodbank locator here . The trust suggest that if you are self-isolating and cannot get to a foodbank to contact your local council or citizens advice.

Croydon Mutual Aid Group 

Simply click on the link and enter your town to find support groups near you.

CVA Resource Centre is operating as a food and medicines collection and delivery point - to make donations please contact 0208 253 1268 between 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, or via [email protected]

 

Esther Community Enterprise food bank - please get in contact on 07947 488497 or 07891 555938 to find out more

Donate non-perishable food and hygiene items with Age UK - drop off at Scratchley Hall, 81 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath between Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm - call 020 8686 0066 or email [email protected]


Find out how our partner charities are responding to Covid-19 below:

Reaching Higher

Reaching Higher 'Use this Isolation to find Aspiration' #WEMOVE initiative helps children who are struggling at home to keep active and busy with their online resources. Find out how you can also sign up here. You can also follow them @reachinghigheruk

School Home Support

Find out how School Home Support are helping families during the Covid-19 crisis here.

Legacy Youth Zone 

Legacy Youth Zone are making food parcels to anyone who may need them. Please contact [email protected] to arrange a collection time. For more information on Legacy's other initiatives please click here. Alternatively, you could follow them on their Instagram page @LegacyYZ


Below are ways you can help your local community by volunteering: 

GOODSAM 

Download the GoodSam app to offer support to vulnerable people in your local community.

Register here to become a NHS Volunteer Responder. 

Deliver goods to local older people 

Call Age UK helpline 020 8686 0066 or email [email protected]

Fill in this survey from Sarah Jones MP or Chris Philps MP if you feel you can volunteer here

Driving, telephone befriending or helping with care - Sign up here with Simply Connect

Volunteer with Nightwatch - if you wish to volunteer to assist Nightwatch email  

[email protected] or use the general Nightwatch email [email protected]

Croydon Voluntary Action is coordinating Croydon’s voluntary and community sector effort to maintain social connections across the borough, contact [email protected] to find out what services are still operating OR fill out this form if you can volunteer.

You can also take a look at the Croydon Council website for advice on keeping safe, social distancing and other updates.


For Support and Advice:

Bromley & Croydon Women's Aid

If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic abuse contact Bromley & Croydon Women's Aid on 0208-313-9303 or visit their website here for more information. 

NHS

Visit the NHS website here for advice and support on how we can combat Covid-19 together. 

We do hope you find this information helpful. Please stay safe and look after one another.