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Subject tag: Covid-19

25 March 2020

Like many charities, Haven House children's hospice raises money through its events programme and its charity shops, but all events are now cancelled for the foreseeable future and all shops are closed. It expects a loss of income of £500,000 in the next three months alone, and has launched an emergency appeal for donations. In order to continue to support vulnerable children and their families, Haven House has launched an urgent appeal.

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25 March 2020

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

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25 March 2020

The stringent rules about visiting patients at the North Middlesex Hospital, especially those with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and patients awaiting test results for COVID-19, are particularly upsetting for families, so the hospital is appealing people with spare tablet computers or smartphones to donate them in order to facilitate 'virtual visits'.

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25 March 2020

On Tuesday 24th March the North Middlesex Hospital brought in further restrictions on visits to inpatient wards. For details, and to find out about visiting other local hospitals, visit https://healthwatchenfield.co.uk/information-about-coronavirus/local-hospitals/.

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24 March 2020

The North Middlesex Hospital is appealing for people aged 18 and over to apply for temporary volunteer roles.

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24 March 2020

Enfield Health & Wellbeing Centre have suspended all their normal activities and are instead offering a 24-hour telephone befriending service to people aged 60 and above who live alone or need someone to talk to.

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18 March 2020

Enfield Council and Enfield Voluntary Action today launched Enfield Stands Together, a 'community response website', with the aim of coordinating volunteering and help to those who need it.

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18 March 2020

Love Your Doorstep Enfield have been cooperating with many other organisations across the borough to organise coordinated help for vulnerable people or those who are self-isolating. They have set up links to online forms for those in need of help and for people who would like to volunteer.

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15 March 2020

The London Borough of Enfield Covid-19 Mutual Aid group on Facebook is one of around 150 Covid-19 Mutual Aid groups that had been created around the UK as of Sunday lunchtime. Volunteers are coordinating via WhatsApp and Facebook groups and offering people in self-isolation help with shopping, dog walking and picking up prescriptions.

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