Read Reedham's Response to Covid-19

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: 

Croydon Foodbanks  - Where to get help

Purley

Purley Food Hub: Delivery to CR2, CR5, CR04 CR8 on Wednesdays, 10-12 (referrals from professional agencies/NHS/Schools), [email protected], 07546 635295

Purley Masjid Foodbank: Wednesdays 10am-11.30am. Basket, shopping trips, urgent supplies, prescriptions; [email protected]

Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church: £15 to £20 worth of fresh food and other groceries for £3.50 a week [email protected] or call 0208 668 6260.

East Croydon

Croydon Nightwatch: Food every evening for rough sleepers, 9.30pm in Queens Gardens; [email protected]

Revivify_Croydon Community Foodbank: Delivery throughout Croydon (Referrals through statutory departments/local voluntary sector partners) [email protected], 07757 754637

Food stops in New Addington, Selsdon and Thornton Heath

Eligible residents can get £15 to £20 worth of food and groceries for £3.50 per week. For information click here or email [email protected]

Please click here find out how to contact other local foodbanks in Croydon.

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.


Below are ways you can help your local community: 

Deliver goods to local older people  - Call Age UK helpline 020 8686 0066 or email [email protected]

NHS Volunteer Responders can help with food, prescriptions, essential items and can also Check in and Chat (short-term telephone support). Find out more here.

Volunteer for Mind in Croydon here.

Volunteer for Crisis Skylight Croydon here

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]

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]

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:

Counselling

CDI (Croydon drop in) is a charitable organisation that exists to support young people aged 11- 25 years old and families who live, work or study in the London borough of Croydon. Click here for more information. 

Mental Health support

There are a number of mental health services available in Croydon, for a directory of all services please visit Mind Croydon

Croydon Council

Croydon Council have a dedicated a helpline for residents who need urgent help as a result of COVID-19. Call this number for more information: 020 8604 7787 – open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

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. 

Click here for shielding support from government


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 

From 5th January 2021, Legacy Youth Zone will remain open within lockdown restrictions, but with changes to how young people can attend. During lockdown we will run a mixture of virtual sessions, 121 support & wellbeing calls. The 121 support services in person are invite only, and with strict guidance on bubbles and covid safety procedures to follow when in the building.

Legacy Youth Zone are also 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

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