Together we are working to support the Voluntary Sector in Harrow during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
Below are ways you can help local organisations.
No doubt you’ve seen the charts and heard the phrase “flatten the curve”. You can help by social distancing and making manageable changes to your routine. Read more on the importance of social distancing and how to do it effectively. (NHS – Slowing The Spread)
London Community Kitchen requesting urgent food and personal hygiene items.
Please deliver to: The Bridge Centre, Christchurch Ave, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 5BD
Available hours for delivery –Monday – Friday – 10.30AM to 4.00PM
Contact Details – Taz Khan (firstname.lastname@example.org // 07366 088811)
COVID-19 Rapid Response – NHS
The NHS are calling all Nurses to support our NHS in this time of need, to help tackle the pandemic and provide a ‘rapid response’ to essential patient care. If you have an NMC registration (current or lapsed), or appropriate nursing experience you can join any NHS Trust within 24-hours.
You can help, if you are: NMC Registered/Previously Registered Nurses employed by the NHS either in Permanent or Bank (Managed Service or In-house) positions | NMC Registered/Previously Registered Nurses working outside of the NHS: Retired Registrants, Nursing Agencies; in the military; private healthcare; nursing homes or in other public healthcare settings | Student Nurses (3rd year)
Harrow Coronavirus Community Fund – Please Donate
Harrow Giving has set up a fund to support front line organisations that are working with the affected communities.
Initially, this may be to help with food distribution or to ensure organisations have the capacity and resources to support their most vulnerable clients.
Harrow Giving is a local charity that funds small local projects to make a positive difference to the lives of Harrow residents.
Harrow social services looking for volunteers to help with shopping
Harrow Social Services are looking for a volunteer to do shopping on a weekly basis. This volunteer will need to have a recent DBS check which they can show.
Contact 0208 901 2680 or email: email@example.com
Tina Ndeti: Harrow Social Services
Harrow Carers – Help Wanted
In-light of COVID-19 we are seeking volunteers to help us support unpaid carers who care for vulnerable people in our community in this critical time!
- Drivers to distribute urgent food & supplies
- Care workers to care for the vulnerable
- Befrienders to telephone and support unpaid carers
- People to teach carers how to use digital platforms to stay in contact with loved ones
If you can spare your time please contact our centre manager Colin.Powell@harrowcarers.org with your phone number for further detail and how to get involved.
Felix Project Looking for Volunteers
The Felix Project have operations in West London (Park Royal). We collect fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold and deliver it to charities and schools so they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in our society. A lot of our regular volunteers are older so we have started to see a big drop in numbers, so are struggling to fulfill many of our shifts, and therefore risk not being able to get food to vulnerable people at a time when they need it more than ever.
This is frontline support helping the most vulnerable people.
We are looking for:
- new volunteers who can help as drivers (must be aged 21+), co-drivers, or depot assistants. You can sign up as a volunteer here and get started straight away: https://thefelixproject.org/help-us/volunteer-london We have volunteer shifts 6 days a week, at different times of day, including evening volunteering in central London
- continued food supply – if you work for a supermarket, restaurant, wholesaler, etc etc and have excess food, we would love to hear from you. https://thefelixproject.org/contact-us
Donations of hand sanitizer
A number of our local organisations who work directly with clients; providing home care or transport are not able to find hand sanitizer.
If you have any spare to donate to a local cause please contact us and we will distribute it to local organisations. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up to volunteer
Voluntary Action Harrow is creating a database of people who are willing to volunteer during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
We will use this to inform you of organisations looking for volunteers. Please sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CoronavirusHarrow
Join Harrow’s Mutual Aid Group – Harrow Covid-19 Community Support
This mutual aid group is for residents in Harrow to support each other by getting supplies to people who are particularly vulnerable to or at risk from Coronavirus (COVID19).
Facebook Link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/197797838166740/
Link to local ward based groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197797838166740/permalink/203226270957230/
Sewa Day – Help Your Neighbour Campaign
The concept is simple, they want to encourage everyone to work together and help each other at our time of need.
Join The Campaign – https://www.facebook.com/sewaday/posts/2980819171982684
Neighbourhood Watch Harrow
Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like they encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable.
If you are not part of a local neighbourhood watch you can sign up via through https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved or by sending your name, street, postcode and e-mail to email@example.com or 07404367237
Guidance in how to support your neighbours is available here: