HERE IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION / CONTACT DETAILS ETC. DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
(These may change but are correct at time of publishing. We will update as new information arises.)
If you are interested in volunteering during this time, here is the link: https://simplyconnectcommunity.uk
If you are aware of an elderly, vulnerable person who may need help with food and essential supplies, please contact Age UK on 020 8686 0066 or email email@example.com. They will need the person's contact details, DOB, any dietary requirements and any other relevant info (eg. can they open a can or packet). They will add the person to their list and deliver around every 2 days.
Frozen Food Delivery:
Wiltshire Farm Foods are still accepting new customers (at 24/3/20)
Order on line: Wiltshire Farm Foods Tel: 01474 700094
Order cut off time 5pm. Set delivery days to each area. Payment by cash or cheque to driver, or card payment over phone. Min order £15.
Oakhouse Foods (service availability is subject to change)
Order on line: Oak House Foods Tel: 0333 370 2512 / 020 8689 8485
Order cut off time 4pm. Set delivery days to each area. Min order £15.
Selsdon COVID19 - Food Support Group:
Selsdon Contact, Selsdon Centre for the Retired, Monks Hill Food Stop, the local Selsdon Churches, GP Surgeries, Vintage 62 and Sainsburys are all working together to provide a bag of shopping to the most vulnerable residents living in the Selsdon area.
If you can spare a few tins or some toilet roll to help a vulnerable resident you can drop a donation (if you have no food, a monetary donation would be much appreciate) at the Jubilee Cafe, Lower Ground Floor, 132 Addington Rd, South Croydon. They are open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm. Alternatively, you can make a donation through their website: Selsdon Contact.
They are particularly looking for the following items --- tinned or packet soup, sugar, washing powder, tinned fish/meat, toilet roll, long life milk, pasta, baked beans, tea bags, soap, rice, tinned veg, coffee, tinned pies, instant mash, powdered milk. They also need fresh produce regularly (milk/bread/veg etc).
The Fieldway and New Addington Food Stop
A community food-sharing membership scheme whereby for £3.50 per week you can buy approx £20 worth of food, end of line toiletries & household essentials. The Family centre, Fieldway, New Addington CR0 9BS. Tel: 01689 844277. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parchmore Community Connect & Food Stop
Tel: 020 8653 7353. Email: email@example.com
Supermarket Shopping Times for Older/Vulnerable Residents - March 2020 (C19)
Tesco (not smaller stores or express) ... Mon, Wed & Fri: 9-10am
Sainsburys (not smaller stores) ... Thurs: 7-8am
Morrisons ... Mon-Sat: 9-10am
Asda ... Before 9am
Iceland ... Before 9am
Sainsburys telephone ordering service: 0800 328 1700
Iceland telephone ordering service: 0800 328 0800
Milk & More: 0345 606 3606
Parsley Box: 0800 6212 7225 (vacuum-packed meals delivered within 2-4 days, 10 for £29.99)
Topping Up Gas & Electricity Prepayment Meters
The government has issued guidance supporting residents using prepayment meters (gas and electricity) who cannot leave their homes due to Coronavirus. The guidance asks residents to contact their energy suppliers to discuss options for keeping them supplied. This could include nominating a third party for credit top ups, having a discretionary fund added to their credit, or being sent a pre-loaded top up card so that their energy supply is not interrupted. Ofgem have also added the information to their website. The links are here:
COVID-19 Trading Standards Alert
Croydon Council have issued the notice below.
Emergency Support Numbers
Click on the link below for details of support during Covid-19:
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