Monthly Archives: March 2020

Help, support and advice re-Domestic Violence

This information poster has been produced by Cassandra Learning Centre based in Norbury

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Covid-19: support for vulnerable users of essential services

Ensuring access to energy supplies The energy regulator Ofgem has announced an emergency package of measures designed to ensure vulnerable people do not face any additional hardships in heating or lighting their homes during the crisis. They urge that customers … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Update 31 March

Latest Council COVID-19 Help Services  Help with Housing Benefit http://news.croydon.gov.uk/help-is-on-hand-for-residents-struggling-with-council-tax-payments Grants to be paid to Croydon businesses http://news.croydon.gov.uk/grants-to-be-paid-to-croydon-businesses #CroydonTogether: campaign thanks community for response to COVID-19 http://news.croydon.gov.uk/croydontogether-campaign-thanks-community-for-response-to-covid-19 Food parcels for hundreds in council support drive http://news.croydon.gov.uk/food-parcels-for-hundreds-in-council-support-drive Croydon Libraries ‘During this … Continue reading

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Sad News – Ted Knight has died

Ted Knight at Croydon Assembly Manifesto Meeting 2018 It is with much sadness that the news began to go round that Ted Knight, the controversial former leader of Lambeth Council, died today. Ted was known to many people in Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Up-Date 29 March

In the  early evening of 28 March My London reported that Croydon had 261 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Council COVID-19 Action On 27 March Tony Menwaman, the Council Leader,  announced: ‘As a council we have we have swiftly implemented a … Continue reading

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Need A Good Laugh? Try Losing It All

When it was published in 1991 I read my cousin Simon  The Fate of Glassingall in one sitting, laughing all the way through. Inspired by his holiday visits to our grandfather’s house in Scotland it  was a free-flowing compendium of … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Update 27 March

Food Banks Need Help Sarah Jones, the Croydon Central MP, has emailed to say that ‘food is urgently required for local food banks who have a desperate shortage at the moment.’ She has compiled a fuller list than the one … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Update 26 March

Are you self-employed? The Government’s scheme announced today is explained here: http://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme Council services update Keep up to date with the Council’s services during the Council. http://www.croydon.gov.uk/healthsocial/phealth/coronavirus-information/service-updates The Working for Health walks have been suspended until 31 May. Croydon Blog … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Update 25 March

Overview As part of Croydon has been shutting down the Council has closed playgrounds, park car parks and park toilets. There are continuing problems with people keeping a safe distance from each other when they have to go out especially … Continue reading

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Croydon COVID-19 Crisis Update 24 March

Keeping Up-to-date with advice from the Council http://www.croydon.gov.uk/healthsocial/phealth/coronavirus-information/covid-19-coronavirus Public Health England Advice About Staying At Home http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection#cleaning-and-disposal-of-waste Protecting Ourselves From COVID-19 Scammers Trading Standards is reporting an increase in doorstep, call calling and email scams by people targeting particularly … Continue reading

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