Due to the Covid-19 emergency, we have ceased all campaigning and are asking our members and supporters to concentrate on non-political efforts to help the community weather this crisis. Our councillor Linda Wade in Earl's Court, our Committee, and many of our membership are involved in local groups reaching out to their communities to offer support and assistance to anyone who needs it.
Feel free to get in touch with us with any query, big or small, by emailing [email protected]. Our ward reps throughout K&C are also calling all members to check on their wellbeing.
If you need help or support
If you or someone you know is elderly and/or vulnerable and does not have the support of friends or family, you should contact the Council's Covid-19 Hub by email at: [email protected]. You can also call their dedicated phone line: 020 7361 4326. This service will prioritise those identified by the NHS in the first instance.
RBKC also has a dedicated email address for other coronavirus-related enquiries: [email protected].
For elderly residents with no other means of support, Age UK Kensington & Chelsea are offering food and essentials distribution, and social isolation support. Contact them on 020 8969 9105, or email them at [email protected].
If you are struggling with the mental health impacts of self-isolation, Mind have resources here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus.
If you see someone rough sleeping, contact StreetLink via website, app or phone so that an outreach team can help them: https://www.streetlink.london.
As always, for the latest advice on avoiding spreading coronavirus and what to do if you think you might have it, consult the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
How you can help
If you are volunteering, the advice from RBKC Council is to help out as close to home as possible.
Donate to Kensington & Chelsea Food Bank: https://kensingtonchelsea.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/. As their base in Notting Hill Methodist Church is only opening intermittently at the moment, and to facilitate social distancing, it may be best to donate financially at the present time.
Donate to Age UK K&C's Covid-19 Response Appeal: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web
RBKC's Volunteer Centre is co-ordinating a response to the local crisis, and you can volunteer to help using this registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/viewform.
Many of our members are involved in the local Mutual Aid Networks that have emerged to help those self-isolating in their community with grocery shopping, collecting their medication, or providing other forms of support. Join the WhatsApp group for your local area (organised by ward):