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At the start of August Enterprise Enfield will be moving from the Enfield Business Centre in Enfield Wash and setting up a new North London Business Hub on the Southgate College campus. Facilities will include a large co-working area with super-fast broadband, meeting rooms and event space - which, when the pandemic restrictions are eased, will be open to businesses for hot-desking, networking events and workshops

Shoppers can support small, local businesses and get essential goods delivered directly to their front doors, following Enfield Council's partnership with online marketplace ShopAppy.com.

In partnership with Leaders Unlocked, this youth-led project is working across England and Wales to: Examine young people's experiences of policing during the COVID-19 crisis; Involve young people in developing solutions to improve the policing approach, now and in the future. Please can you share this information with students and the young people you work with through your communication platforms and social media platforms.

The newly launched Covid-19 Crisis Project provides safe accommodation with specialist support to women and children fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), across London during the pandemic. It is the equivalent of three refuges, offering up to 70 spaces for women and children, ensuite facilities, food, welcome packs and toys for children, along with specialist support.

The Building Bloqs open workshop in Edmonton is being used by Helpful Engineering UK to produce visors for staff at several hospitals and care homes, police officers and other key workers at a rate of up to 500 a day. Everyone involved is an unpaid volunteer. Helpful Engineering UK have launched a funding appeal on the Go Fund Me website to raise money to buy materials.

Fox Lane & District Residents Association has updated and expanded its list of local shops,restaurants and other businesses that are providing services during lockdown.

Janet Camela from Yoga Rocks is joining the massagetherapiststogether scheme and will be offering free massage sessions to NHS front-line workers.

Vicky and Stacie at the Woodman on Bourne Hill have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help their pub survive.

Yoga with Nikesh is running a 7-day home yoga challenge from Saturday 2nd May.

Even before Covid-19, London had the highest poverty rates in the UK according to figures released today in London's Poverty Profile (LPP). The report shows how the increase of poverty in the private rented sector, the higher costs of living in the capital, and the rise of in-work poverty had left many Londoners struggling before the Covid-19 crisis.