Subject tag: Volunteering

02 September 2020

As summer turns to autumn, St John's and St Monica's churches in Palmers Green are continuing to feed the hungry.

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02 September 2020

Online activities open to anyone aged 50 and above. Booking essential.

22 August 2020

A recently published report into telephone befriending in Enfield during lockdown provides a snapshot of the issues affecting residents in the 'vulnerable' and/or 'shielding' categories and shows the value of telephone befriending and of other services that were provided, such as delivery of food and medicines. Most call recipients were pleased to receive the calls and a core continued to receive these throughout the period, not missing a call. The report recommends that the council should be ready to reactivate the service in case there is a second wave or a local lockdown.

01 August 2020

A new report from Sustain and London Food Link, funded by Trust for London, looks at how services that ensure older adults can access meals in their homes are run, both before the Covid-19 pandemic and during it, across London. In the capital, adequate provision of meals on wheels services were not in place prior to lockdown. Where these exist, many face the possibility of being cut, annually. New, innovative services were being established in a few locations even before Covid-19, demonstrating that viable, affordable and effective solutions exist that could improve lives for thousands of older and disabled adults. During the lockdown, many innovative community solutions arose, which show great promise for the future if they are supported and funded.

01 August 2020

Sir Kenneth Olisa, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, has thanked local homelessness charity All People All Places (APAP) for its tireless work to accommodate rough sleepers during the Covid crisis. APAP is hoping that people with buy-to-rent properties will become social landlords

20 July 2020

The Feed Enfield Summer Food Project launches this week. Run by the Love Your Doorstep Consortium, with support from the Enfield Town Schools' Partnership, the project will provide 1600 nutritious meals a week, distributed from six hubs. More volunteers are sought to work at the hubs and to move food from the kitchen at the Millfield Theatre to the hubs.

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08 July 2020

An update on current services for the over 50s provided by Age UK Enfield

06 July 2020

Citizens Advice Enfield's two rather smart charity shops in Palmers Green are back - both in Green Lanes, one on the corner of Park Avenue, the other just south of the North Circ. However, for CAB Enfield's volunteer advisors the lockdown has not meant a break in their work - if anything, the reverse. In the first month they helped 675 clients, moving from face-to-face to assistance over the phone. Nationally, Citizens Advice has helped 380,000 clients with their problems over the past three months.

09 June 2020

Over the last three months the food-focussed social enterprise that Palmers Green resident Clare Donovan runs - on top of her job teaching maths in a secondary school - has expanded beyond recognition and now fulfils a vital role in feeding people who would otherwise go hungry - more than 11,000 hot meals so far! This weekend Clare is offering you a unique chance to cook your own gourmet meal while supporting the invaluable work of Cooking Champions.

20 May 2020

LYDS Coronavirus Help are looking for additional volunteers to deliver food parcels.

18 May 2020

When the Covid-19 lockdown began, among the items that quickly disappeared off the supermarket shelves - toilet rolls, pasta, flour etc - were sanitary pads. These are among the essentials that North Enfield Food Bank distributes to its users. At the council's request, Palmers Green resident Anne Nicholls came to the rescue. After putting out a call for help on Facebook, Anne was able to assemble a team of women from around the borough to help produce handmade reusable pads.

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12 May 2020

During March and April North Enfield Food Bank provided more than 35,000 meals to vulnerable families across the borough, three times the amount in the same months in 2019. In the first week of May North Enfield Food Bank passed the milestone of 50,000 fed since opening in 2012 - a milestone that wouldn't have been possible without the continued support of the Enfield community and beyond.

12 April 2020

To help ease the burden on hospital staff, the North Middlesex is asking the public to donate food, equipment, items from their Amazon wishlist, money - via their JustGiving page, or to sew uniform wash bags for hospital staff.

12 April 2020

North London Samaritans has launched an appeal for donations on the JustGiving website. Like many other charities, North London Samaritans faces a huge funding deficit this year because of the suspension of fundraising events. The emotional support they provide to callers is even more important during the current crisis.

05 April 2020

A list of the achievements of the community volunteering campaign set up by Emma Rigby and Love Your Doorstep in mid-March.

01 April 2020

Sarah Fecunda, who's a Co-op Member Pioneer, has been in touch asking how her organisation could help the local community during the Coronavirus episode.

01 April 2020

A message from Age UK Enfield: URGENT! We need to raise funds to help vulnerable older people who are isolated due to Coronavirus. We are working hard to provide information and advice, cooked meals and emergency food packages, and caring for people in their homes - Please Donate!

30 March 2020

Enfield Council has published a flyer notifying people of the support available through Enfield Stands Together.

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.

24 March 2020

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