Lambeth Council have published a new webpage with information about their response to coronavirus. It will be updated it with information about impacts to our services, links to health advice and local volunteer groups which have been set up to help residents during this time.
See the Lambeth Council website for up to date information on:
- how to get support - especially for food and medicines
- help with finances, benefits, housing advice and employment support
- how you can help - opportunities to volunteer
Lambeth coronavirus helpline
A helpline is available for people in Lambeth who are over 70 or have an existing medical condition which makes them more vulnerable to coronavirus. You or someone acting on your behalf can call the helpline to get advice on issues you are having, including access to medicines and food. The call handler will help you to connect with the right department in the council or to other organisations, such as Age UK, who can help you get support.
The helpline number is 020 7926 2999
The helpline is open from 8am - 8pm everyday
For general information and any medical questions you may have, about self-isolation, being a high-risk patient, how to avoid catcing COVID-19 and more, please refer to NHS:
Or call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Look out for Coronavirus scams!
As many people are struggling and looking for extra support during this difficult time, some people are taking advantage of isolated and vulnerable people. Many scams are offering information or support in relation to coronavirus, often posing as the government or other organisations. Please make sure you and your loved ones don't fall victims, by looking out for scams.
Support in Lambeth
Other support available
For other information and support, including easyread and other language material on COVID-19 and what the school closures mean for children with special educational needs and disabilites, check out our other information stories on Coronavirus below.
Have something to say about care?
While we've put most of our research and interviews on hold as we understand people are under various stress and pressure now, we are still here to listen. Whether you want to share your care experience in general, or share specifically how COVID-19 has affected the health or social care you receive, please get in touch. Our team is working from home but we are still here to listen to you.