The Council has organised the Waltham Forest Community Help Network to provide assistance to people during the Covid 19 outbreak, you can find out more from this extract from a message from the Council Leader Clare Coghill.
Waltham Forest Community Help Network
I’d like to thank residents, community groups, and businesses who have come together to support our most vulnerable residents. This collective effort makes me prouder than ever to be a part of this community
The new Waltham Forest Community Help Network, setup only yesterday, has received hundreds of enquiries to support the most vulnerable members of the community directly, as well as support residents to help each other.
As part of this we have launched a new helpline. It is available for those aged 70 or over who are self-isolating for 12 weeks as instructed by the NHS and do not have easy access to other support. We are working in partnership with Age UK Waltham Forest, Eat or Heat, and PL84U to deliver this service.
Eligible residents will be referred to these partner organisations who can provide support directly by helping deliver essential food supplies, prescription collections, emergency home repairs, and social contact.
We are working in partnership with them to manage increased demand in requests for help, and with supplies and logistics. For those wishing to volunteer I would ask that they use this form to register, rather than call the contact centre so that we can concentrate on helping the vulnerable.
Share your stories about how Waltham Forest is coming together to support each other on social media by using #AllTogetherNowWF
To read the full message from Cllr Coghill please click on the link below.