Find out what to do if you, or someone you know, needs support during lockdown.


Support for social isolation

The newest lockdown restrictions have made connecting to others even more difficult, but there is still support available if you are battling social isolation. Have a look at some of the organisations offering support in Southwark.

South London Cares is a charity which connects young professionals with older people. They have a range of support available including virtual events and a friendship matching scheme.

Time and Talents is a community centre based in Rotherhithe, offering virtual social interaction and food supplies as well as a range of other support.

Age UK Lambeth and Southwark also offers a range of help to older people in the local area.

For more information contact Stas Smagala at [email protected].


Support for healthcare and social care

If you have a query related to health or social care, both mental and physical, then contact Southwark Healthwatch at [email protected].


Support getting food and other essential supplies

If you are self isolating and/or shielding and need help getting supplies then contact Southwark Community Support Alliance at [email protected] or call 020 7525 5000. Alternatively you can complete an online referral form.

Online Referral Form

If you do not have enough money for food, or are a vulnerable person, then have a look at the Southwark Food Action Alliance map to find emergency food in Southwark

SFAA Map

Contact [email protected] for more information on Southwark Food Action Alliance.


More information

We held a 'Staying Safe, Staying Connected’ conference on the 19th of January, see notes from the event here.

If you are interested in volunteering then click here to find out how you can help.

See also our Covid-19 page here which details lots of support and resources to help during this difficult time.

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