Ealing Labour are proud to be supporting the joint council, charity and voluntary group response to Covid-19, Ealing Together.
Ealing Labour councillors have agreed to contribute an initial £3,000 to the response, with an additional £500 a month for the duration of this crisis.
We all have a part to play, whether that’s local people organising mutual aid in their communities or whose day jobs mean they’re delivering food parcels personally (special mention for Cllr Anthony Kelly!). If you’re in the position to contribute either time or funds, you can find out how on the Ealing Together website. You can also find details for your local mutual aid group on Facebook.
Ealing Together is focusing referrals on urgent food deliveries and social contact, but it was also set up to connect people and organisations across our borough to take action and help each other during Covid-19. We’ve expanded the Ealing Together website with a new directory so that residents can see all the support available from the organisations we’re working with during the Covid-19 crisis – including dog walking, book drops and hot meal delivery – you can find the directory here.
We still don’t have the full list of shielded individuals from the government yet, so we’re asking that residents use Ealing Together www.ealingtogether.org to ask for help. The number for the council advice line is: 020 8825 7170. This number is open 9-5 Monday-Friday and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday. Outside of these times you can still call our emergency line: 020 8825 5500
We don’t know how long the Covid-19 crisis will go on for, or how long this lockdown will last. What we do know is that there are people who need our support now, and there will be challenges for our borough when life begins to return to normal. If you want to help support Ealing through the lockdown or the recovery, go to Ealing Together and complete the web form.
Thank you to everyone who is part of the community response in Ealing, whether that’s through Ealing Together, mutual aid groups or delivering items to neighbours.
We couldn’t do it without you.