Image above: Ealing Council offices
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.
“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.
To volunteer to help, fill out the online form here.
Who is it for?
‘We want to make sure that everyone who is in difficulty feels comfortable asking for help, regardless of whether their vulnerability is physical, emotional or mental.
‘If you are elderly or vulnerable and being advised by government to ‘social distance’ from others, are self-isolating as you have corona virus symptoms or worried by a sudden change in your financial circumstances, ask a trusted relative, friend or neighbour to assist you in the first instance.
‘If you do not have a trusted relative, friend or neighbour, and are worried about how you will cope, please fill in the form below or call our advice line on 020 8825 7170. We want to help you. Please note however that we cannot provide health advice on this line.
‘We will put you in touch with the best people to support you. Our immediate priority is to ensure no one goes without food. We aim to add more support like phone and online befriending to Ealing Together in the near future. After you complete the form you will get a confirmation email setting out what will happen next’.