Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Local Community Action
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak – Local Community Action
This page was originally written in the spring of 2020 and appeared at the top of our Homepage during 2020/21. All the information and links are still correct. Covid-19 is still a threat and community support is still required for the vulnerable and those suffering social isolation so we maintain a link to this page from our Homepage.
The Local Labour Party is grateful to many of its 500+ members for stepping up and helping in the community in the current period. We also know of members and many local people who are vulnerable and are being cocooned for the duration of the outbreak. We want to encourage our members and supporters and the public in general to take action locally to support their community. Below is some useful information:
Support for vulnerable people in the local Community. Sutton and Cheam Labour has a proud tradition of providing solidarity and support in a crisis. We provided our old Hall as a works canteen for people on the Home Front in the Second World War through to collecting food for the Miners in the 1980’s up to support for people hit by austerity in the last decade with food collections. We are providing similar support this time. Across the country there have already been established over 20o0 Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK Groups. Their details are on their website here, Facebook here and Twitter here. Local Party members are working with others in the local community in local groups. A list of local groups is here and there are already one for Sutton and Cheam here and Worcester Park here. Our EC agreed we would also want to encourage our members to focus on the collection of food for both Sutton Nightwatch here and Holiday Hunger food collections to the local foodbank here.
Other Key Volunteering and Research Links. On top of that you will want to be aware of some of the some of the key national and local links here. Join the half million volunteering for the NHS here. Volunteer to help Sutton Council’s Community hub here. More on Sutton Council’s support for the vulnerable is here. To help academics research the problem, please sign up to the Covid Symptom Tracker here. We will add more key links here as and when we find them.