COVID-19: How you can help
In these times, it is important for all of us to join in as one for the safety of our communities. Many of you have been asking how you can help, so we have rounded up some of the ways you can get involved to help support your local Battersea, Wandsworth, Nine Elms and wider London initiatives.
Donate Unwanted Sports Clothing - No one should be denied the chance to exercise because they don’t have the right clothing, trainers or equipment. FIT SW11 APPAREL has created @fitsw11apparel which is helping women access free, good quality, second-hand fitness clothes to empower their training. Community spirit is more important than ever, so if you have any items which you would like to donate, they can give them to those in need. Please visit their profile to find out more and get in touch.
Power To Connect - Wandsworth Council and Battersea Power Station have teamed up with local community partners to launch the Power to Connect campaign to raise awareness of the issues around digital exclusion and to support local families across Wandsworth, who are struggling to stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.
#hopeinnineelms - Nine Elms is coming togther as a community with the #hopeinnineelms. All you need to do is think of your Message of Hope, create it on a piece of paper or card, decorate it and send it to them over at this site. You can also load it on your social media accounts with the # to help share the love.
Age UK Wandsworth Coronavirus Shopping Support Campaign - Support your neighbours by identifying those in need, donate essential food and household items, donate money to their Coronavirus Shopping Support Fund, or join their befriending service to help vulnerable people feel less isolated.
Battersea Coronavirus Angels - Volunteer to be a Coronavirus Angel and help provide practical support or a listening ear.
Battersea Covid-19 Mutual Aid - A Facebook group for Battersea residents looking for ways to help elderly, disabled and/or immunocompromised people access food and complete errands etc.
Good Samaritans - It is important to remember that the coronavirus outbreak is affecting many people's mental health, whether it's affecting their physical health or not. Volunteer for Samaritans and be there for people who desperately need someone.
Wandsworth Foodbank - Please help Wandsworth Foodbank to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.
Waste Not Want Not Battersea - Waste Not Want Not is a project in Battersea which collects surplus food from nearby markets and distributes it through local community and youth centres. In order to help distribute the food, they need your help.
Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents - an online guide for parents to help understand the mental health challenges their teenagers might be goinging through.