Coronavirus advice

Assistance with utility suppliers

South London Healthy Homes has set up a project in partnership with the community sector and Greenwich Council. The team can help residents make their homes more energy efficient, advise as to how to get grants and discounts for utility supplies and explain how residents could pay less.

All advice is free, expert and able to meet the needs of those wondering how they will cope when the cold weather comes.

We all rely on electricity and gas to heat our homes, cook, refrigerate food, to wash, or run appliances. But at least 1 in 10 people in SE London cannot afford to pay for these vital energy services.

South London Healthy Homes provide:

  • Free expert and independent energy advice via telephone for vulnerable residents in Greenwich, Bexley, Lewisham and Southwark until end the of March 2021
  • Offer small energy-saving measures (delivered to residents’ homes) if over 65, on a low income or have a long-term health condition or disability

To book a telephone advice session, please call: 0808 169 1779 or click here to email for further information

 

Royal Borough of Greenwich Community Hub

The RBG Community Hub is now up and running, providing support to people who are self-isolating and who need help getting food, medical prescriptions or accessing other services.

To get help via email, click here

To register as a volunteer, click here

In the absence of Councillor surgeries, our local Councillors are still taking up local casework and can be contacted directly via email:

Gary Dillon

Gary Parker

Linda Perks

 

Transport for London travel advice

TfL have issued guidelines advising how to safely travel around the city in these challenging times:

  • If you can work from home, please do so, so TfL can achieve social distancing as much as possible
  • The transport network is severely constrained due to enabling social distancing, please aware service are currently limited
  • If you do need to travel, please try and utilise other options if possible, for example walk or cycle. TfL are providing additional walking and cycling space to support this
  • Please shop locally and use local facilities to help keep demand on buses and trains down
  • If you do need to use public transport, please try and travel outside peak times and use a facial covering, carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands thoroughly before and after you travel. Government advice is that although face covering are unlikely to protect you, they could help prevent you from giving it to others. Face covering  is particularly important where 2m social distancing is hard to maintain
  • To help maintain social distancing across the transport network new queuing systems will be in operation to prevent crowding; please be respectful of each other’s space at all times
  • TfL staff are there to help; please act on their instructions and respect them at all times
  • If you absolutely have to drive, please avoid peak times and obey speed limits and traffic laws at all times

If you require any further information from TfL, please click here
or telephone 0343 222 4141