Covid 19 – How to find help in Hornsey & Wood Green
Our Haringey Labour Council, Our Labour councillors and MP, plus a number of community and mutual aid organisations and food banks, are between them providing a range of advice, support and practical help to members of our community who are coping with the results of Covid.
If you’re trying to find a test centre, self isolating and finding it difficult to shop or pick up prescriptions, or coping with very little income because you’re unemployed due to Covid, we hope you’ll find help and support from one of the organisations below. You will find their contact details by clicking on the links provided.
Labour has a long tradition of organising support and solidarity in communities during times of crisis. Many of our members who are in a position to help are already involved in community support. If you can offer any form of help, this will also be welcomed by a number of groups, as indicated below.
YOUR LABOUR MP AND HORNSEY & WOOD GREEN COUNCILLORS
If you’re worried about how Covid has affected your income, how you’ll obtain essential items or find the support you need from the council, you can call Haringey Council’s Connected Communities line on 020 8489 4431. The line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Set up to improve access to council and voluntary services and support in Haringey, Connected Communities is gradually becoming more available to visit in person at certain locations. You can find out more about where and when, as well as the help they can provide by clicking here.
CORONOVIRUS (COVID-19) – HARINGEY TOGETHER
Haringey Council’s Haringey Together programme provides advice and a wide range of helpful information on issues from where to get a test to help with your finances; from mental health & wellbeing concerns to support for local businesses. There is also a link for people offering help. Find out more about Haringey Together here.
FOODBANKS, MUTUAL AID GROUPS, SUPPORT SERVICES – map and details
Click here to access a map showing Covid support services with their contact details in North London, including in Haringey. The map also provides addresses and contact details for Foodbanks and meal services in Haringey including several Foodbanks in Hornsey & Wood Green. Foodbanks where no voucher or referral is required are indicated. (Please note that the Muswell Hill Food Bank is located just inside Barnet.) Please contact the individual groups if you can offer help.
Updates about the local rate of infection is available here on the council website along with up-to-date information and messages to residents.
HELP CLAIMING UNIVERSAL CREDIT
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: The organisations below continue to provide advice during Covid, though offices are closed and arrangements are now as described below.
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
Please note the Haringey CAB offices remain closed and the CAB is still not delivering face to face advice.
- Universal Credit claims: The CAB have a team of Help to Claim advisers working in Haringey. If you need help with a Universal Credit claim or have an issue before your first payment, contact the team by phone on 0800 144 8 444 or webchat here.
- The service remains open via the dedicated Advice Line on 0300 330 1187. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. Calls are charged at local rates. Please note that at certain times throughout the day lines may be particularly busy and you may be asked to hold until an adviser is available to speak to you.
HARINGEY LAW CENTRE
OPENING HOURS: Weekdays – 11am to 4:30pm (access via telephone)
PHONE: 020 8808 5354
Even though the office is closed to the public during this COVID-19 Pandemic, Haringey Law Centre continues to work closely with the community.
In light of these difficult times, HLC has amended the way it works and the way you are now able to access its services. HLC thanks you for your understanding. All new clients are asked to start with the digital process as outlined here, filling in as many details as possible.
Haringey Stop & Scrap Universal Credit campaigns for the Universal Credit system to be scrapped and for a fairer system to replace it. The group is open to everyone and can offer some friendly support to those claiming Universal Credit. You can read more about Haringey Stop and Scrap Universal Credit (SSUCH) via this link which opens a new page on this website.