Quaggy Development Trust

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Links to services, advice and information for residents in Greenwich
Greenwich Community Directory Has lots of information for residents on employment, carers, safety, health and more.
Greenwich Foodbanks provide support for families who are struggling to put food on the table. They are closed at present due to Coronavirus however they are still providing a drop off service. 

Lewisham Borough

Links to services, advice and information for residents in Lewisham
Lewisham Council Advice on services during the Covid 19 crisis
Lewisham Wellbeing Map – This resource shows you services across the Borough that may be helpful during these times.
Lewisham Foodbanks are closed due to Coronavirus however they are still providing a drop off service,information and support.

Domestic Abuse

Greenwich Domestic Violence and Abuse Service – For information, support and advice if you live in Greenwich
Greenwich Domestic Abuse Support You can get support and advice on Domestic Abuse from the local authority with a hub of links to services.
Lewisham Athena Service run by Refuge provides confidential, non-judgmental support to those living in the London Borough of Lewisham who are experiencing gender-based violence.
Lewisham Domestic Abuse Support – You can get support and advice on Domestic Abuse from the local authority with a hub of links to services.Latest Greenwich Domestic Abuse Poster
Domestic Abuse Advice for Men 
– If you are male and are experiencing Domestic Abuse you can access advice and support through visiting the Mens Advice Line.

Parenting Support

Breastfeeding Support Accessing breastfeeding cafes and support groups is no longer available at this time. However, there is still support out there. You can access lots of support, please visit the NCT Website.
Coronavirus Book for Children
A free downloadable and online book for children explaining Coronavirus. It is aimed at 5 to 9 year olds. You can either download it as a PDF or read it watching a video. Click here to access. 
The Mental Health Foundation – provide advice on parenting during this time with information on managing stress and talking to your child and more.

Financial Support

Citizens Advice – Although face to face support is no longer possible with the Citizens Advice Bureau you can still access telephone and email advice. If they cannot supply the advice you need they will know where to signpost you. Greenwich Citizens Advice – Lewisham Citizens Advice
Help and Advice on Energy Bills During this time there are a lot of people self isolating and therefore using more energy. If you are struggling to pay energy bills visit SELCE where you can find help. 

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice The NHS website provides great advice on keeping on top of your mental health whilst being in the current situation of staying at home. There are tips and advice on how to support your wellbeing here.
Every Mind Matters – Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Here you can find expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time. Click here.
The Samaritans – You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels. They are there to listen, without judgement, or pressure, and help you work through what’s on your mind. Click here.

Older People

Older people are more vulnerable in these times. If you are an older person or concerned about someone you know then you can visit Bromley and Greenwich Age UK website for advice. Lewisham and Southwark Age UK can be contacted here. Find information about support, shopping, scams and how to cope during this difficult time.

Young People

Young Greenwich – The Young Greenwich site is full of information for Young People. There are links to advice and even a stay at home live party every Wednesday on facebook. 

There is masses of information on the Headscape Greenwich site with quizzes to see how you are feeling and a library of information and support

Hate Crime Support

During this difficult time tensions between neighbours may rise. The Royal Borough of Greenwich commissions Stop Hate UK’s 24- hour hate crime telephone reporting service, available in more than forty community languages, 0800 138 1625.The Royal Borough also commissions three charities that support victims of hate crime and raises awareness of how to report, and the impact of hate crime. We can provide information about personal safety and help victims work with the police and other organisations.

If you are feeling vulnerable or fear that you may be targeted because of your race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and, please contact one of the organisations above or Jayne.mcelroy@royalgreenwich.gov.uk the Victims Development Officer (Violence Against Women & Girls and Hate Crime), Safer Communities Team ,Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Other Information

Live Well Greenwich is still offering its usual support with money, housing, staying healthy, work and benefits, and staying connected. Call 0800 470 4831. Or visit their site.

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