LB Ealing has launched ‘Ealing Together’, joining forces with charities, local groups, businesses and concerned residents to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for business and community services, launched the new coaltion saying:
“Ealing’s community is its greatest strength and across the borough, people are standing together to help our most vulnerable residents. Ealing Together is designed to support the good work already going on in the borough and plays a vital role for the whole community in the recovery phase.
“We know that this is a really difficult time for everyone and there are lots of different things many workers are worried about, including the very basics such as feeding their families or paying their rent. Through Ealing Together we are committed to supporting initiatives that help our businesses and communities through this crisis.
Behind the Ealing Together website is a dedicated team that will put the people who want to help others, and people who qualify for help, in touch with appropriate local organisations.
“We know that some businesses will have food and time-limited stock that they are no longer able to sell through dropping demand. We are encouraging businesses to get in touch with Ealing Together to see if they can offer vital supplies, volunteer their time, give cash donations to local charities or support in another way.
“We have already had hundreds of contacts from the community who need our help for either themselves, or someone else they know who is isolated and struggling. As you are aware, this is a rapidly evolving situation and the council is working with businesses and wider community in many different ways to manage services, meet emerging local needs and protect the vulnerable. I’d ask that businesses in the borough visit the Ealing Together website to see how they can help”.
If you would like to volunteer to help, sign up here: Working together for Ealing