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 posted yesterday – see below for details.

Nightwatch Needs Volunteers

She also reports that Nightwatch, ‘which  distributes food to homeless people in the centre of Croydon every night, has lost many volunteers because of age and the new restrictions, so they need volunteers. If you can help, please click here or email croydonnightwatch@btinternet.com.’ 

Volunteering & New Government Restrictions

Sarah Jones says: ‘I know some people are concerned about what the new ‘stay at home’ requirements mean for volunteering. The government has accepted that volunteering will be crucial in the coming weeks and – as long as you follow the guidance – going out of the house to volunteer is still permitted. The government classes ‘essential’ volunteering activities as:

  • Delivering food
  • Helping people with their medical needs, such as picking up prescriptions
  • Providing essential care or to help a vulnerable person or person(s), including through essential public and voluntary services, such as food banks, homeless services, and blood donation sessions

For more detailed government guidance on volunteering click here.

Contacting Sarah Jones

sarah.jones.mp@parliament.uk

Fairfield Halls Update

The management announces some rescheduling of postponed events.

Listen to London Mozart Players

The Fairfield Halls based London Mozart Players offer music to listen to at home.

http://londonmozartplayers.com/athome

Internet Archive

Croydon artist and author Stefan recommends you use the book resources on the Internet Archive. This is a very useful resource I have used for a long time, It is  now working with libraries across the world to make on-line access to books etc easier.

https://help.archive.org/hc/en-us/articles/360016554912-Borrowing-From-The-Lending-Library-A-Basic-Guide

Stefan’s Facebook

www.facebook.com/szczels

The problems facing workers in the crisis

Trade Union Unite has posted up several statements about problem  it is dealing with supporting its members during the crisis, including a nursery chain and in construction.

https://unitetheunion.org/news-events

National Savings & Insurance

‘We haven’t got as many of our customer service team available as usual, so we can’t offer our full range of services at the moment. Our top priority is to help customers who need to take money out or pay money in. Everything else will take longer than usual.’

www.nsandi.com/latest-updates-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus

Day Food bank Time
Monday Shrublands Foodbank (donations) 9am – 12 pm
Croydon Food bank (West Croydon) 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
CVA Resource Centre (donations) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday Croydon Food bank (West Croydon) 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
CVA Resource Centre (donations) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Revivify CIC 11:30am -2pm
Salvation Army 2:30pm to 4:00 pm
The Vine – for donations* 7:00pm to 8:00 pm (donations)
His Grace Foodbank 12pm – 6pm
Trussell Trust Foodbank (Norwood Distribution Centre) 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesday Salvation Army 2:30pm to 4:00 pm
CVA Resource Centre (donations) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Purley food hub (last session 28/3/20) 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Vine – for referrals* 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday Revivify CIC 11:30am -2pm
CVA Resource Centre (donations) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shrublands Foodbank (donations) 12 pm – 3pm
Salvation Army 2:30pm to 4:00 pm
Friday Trussell Trust Foodbank (Norwood Distribution Centre) 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
His Grace Foodbank 12pm – 6pm
Shrublands Foodbank (referrals) 12 pm – 3pm
CVA Resource Centre (donations) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Vine – for donations* 7:00pm to 8:00 pm (donations)
Croydon Food bank (West Croydon) 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Saturday Purley food hub (last session 28/3/20) 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Vine – for referrals* 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ELIM Church 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

 Revivify: Alma Houses, Ramsey Court, CR0 1RF.  07757754637.
revivifycommunity.co.uk
To donate financially: http://revivifycommunity.co.uk/donate-money

Shrublands Trust:  7 Broom Rd. Shirley. CR0 8NG. 02034417887
www.shrublandstrust.org
To donate financially: cheques payable to “The Shrublands Trust”
or email info@shrublands.org for more information

His Grace Foodbank: . 80-82 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon,
CR7 8NP. Tel: 07946546507. www.hisgrace-evangelicaloutreach.co.uk

The contact details other food banks are in yesterday’s posting.

Thanks for the appreciative comments received from readers.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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